Blue Ribbon Another Time
- Words: Luciana Lopez
- Label: Blue Bell
I‘m guessing the other time the title refers to is 1982, since Blue Ribbon‘s album needs only some heavy black eyeliner to finish channeling that decade‘s synth-pop scene. But while bands like New Order are obvious influences, Blue Ribbon goes for a more muted, less beat-driven sound, sticking to a quasi monotone with little emotion. Though tracks like "Miami" work, the navel-gazing "2012205," with its drone of synths, falls flat. The album ultimately highlights the band‘s need for more rangetoo many of the tracks sound like variations of each other.
- FeatureRecord Store Week: Pearson Sound, Matias Aguayo, Leon Vynehall, and Gerd Share Their Favorite Shops
- NewsWatch Eprom's Menacing New Video for "Center of the Sun"
- GearArtist Tips: Dusky Details Five Techniques for Producing Precise, Club-Ready Tracks
- MP3Aashton "I've Had Enough"
- FeatureRecord Store Week: Rubadub
XLR8R Downloads Player