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The Rescue

The Rescue: Volume Plus VolumeVolume Plus Volume (2002)
Dead Droid Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: greg0rbgreg0rb
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This CD is exhausting! At first, I was impressed by the complicated rhythms and constant meter changes. I noticed their resemblance to Braid (especially the older stuff) and Mock Orange (who they now share a label with), which I had nothing against. Then, I got tired. The songs on this CD are.
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This CD is exhausting! At first, I was impressed by the complicated rhythms and constant meter changes. I noticed their resemblance to Braid (especially the older stuff) and Mock Orange (who they now share a label with), which I had nothing against. Then, I got tired.

The songs on this CD are all action-packed, complicated, and ever-changing. I own no Dillinger Escape Plan CDs, but have heard them on a few occasions and this CD is similar to them in that respect if I recall. But just like with Dillenger Escape Plan, I was very impressed and then very fatigued. Volume Plus Volume has only a few brief quiet or slow moments, then you are pummeled once again.

By themselves, the songs are actually pretty good. But listening to the whole album can be a bit much, for they never give you a break. They could use at least one slow song, or one that lays off the meter changes just a little bit to let you relax. Rescue does have some song variety in that their bassist takes over lead vocals on a couple songs.

There are good songs on this album: "Like Déjà vu Like Déjà vu," and "Your Energy Entertains Me." Then there is my favorite "Shoes and Chairs" which contains the tongue twister "shoot that suit sure suits you well too/ it's true that I salute you admiring some things," which is said quite quickly, reminding me of The Dismemberment Plan (a plus).

If you dig busy music full of drum fills and meter changes, you will dig this. Perhaps you may first need to listen to it in pieces to warm up a bit, for listening to this entire album (let alone being one of these guys performing it) is tiring!

 

 
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Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Good review and I applaud your game of laying down the smack.

lou-s (December 11, 2002)

yea, greg basically owned your bitch ass in that argument, i hope you feel as stupid as you appear to everyone who reads your feeble attempt to trash his review (which was quality by the way, and makes me want to listen to the cd)

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

this review is good.

the>muffin>girl

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

HAHA! Yeah Greg! Way to shut up the nay-sayers who constantly rag on everyone's reviews while offering no real opinions of their own. Oh and as a fellow music ed. trombone player I ask the question: Why do non-classicaly trained, music fans always jump all over music students/graduates when they comment on "popular music?" It is as if in some people's eyes knowledge and experience with "art music" not only makes us no more qualified to express an opinion on "popular music" than the average fan, it actually makes us LESS qualified! All the "cool" people out there who think that music students are all pimple-faced nerds with pasty skin and a Mozart obsession can just go back to the high school caffeteria and wax nostalgic with the other cool 14-year-olds and their sweet New Found Glory T's.

Oh, as for Rescue? It's a way better name than Wafflehouse* (or "PEOPLE"). Both actually try to do something a little bit different and creative. Personally, it's not my thing, but I applaud them for their creativity.

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

greg from blue bottle eh? haha! this is chad from the band fallen star, long time no see. What are the chances.. How are you dude? just wanted to congratulate you on the review! email me at fallenstar36@hotmail.com if you want. best wishes

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

Greg wins. You fuckers lose.

Rescue, Michigan represent!

Check out Wafflehouse* too you stupid punk rock kids.

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

Lets see, Greg takes the time to write a review, somewhat informed jackasses try to tear down Greg's review. Greg defends his review & in the process shuts up couple of assholes who thought they knew more than they actually did. Quality. Greg owns all of you who tried, unsuccessfully, to make him feel stupid. Good job Greg!

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Actually, I think that she was tearing apart every little piece of the review, and not the other way around.

waste_elite (November 4, 2002)

"When you say meter changes do you mean *time signature* changes?

Don't make references to areas of music you know nothing about."

don't be an obnoxious bitch. does tearing apart every little word of someone's post on a message board make you feel special. sad sad sad.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

OK, what the hell.... this message board is getting worse and worse, so I just have to say something now... first of all, Abilene, why are you even posting on here? Your comments have nothing to do with the cd. Secondly, unless you have something to say about the cd, besides bashing the person who wrote it, I suggest that you move on. Thirdly, why are you saying that the reviewer did a bad job when you yourself gave the album an even lower score than the reviewer did? Obviously, you share some of the same thoughts as him. Lastly, musicians (of all kinds, not just students in music theory) DO refer to a piece of music as "multi-metered" so I suggest that unless you know what YOU are talking about, you should not criticize other people who actually are using the correct terms.

--Sebastian

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

To the guy below me, at least I admitted I wasnt their biggest fan...

albileneINlove, what is creating? You mean like the band Bluebottle I've been writing for, touring and recording with for 6 years? Or maybe the Symphonic band here at college that I play trombone for? We're playing this sweet multi-metered piece by James Downing for our next concert. Or should I have said multi-time-signature-ed?

The only thing you've ever created are dumbass comments on this website. Don't pretend you are the real musician here after you started this stupid arguement over a music term you didn't know.

-Greg

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

"I own no Dillinger Escape Plan CDs, but have heard them on a few occasions and this CD is similar to them in that respect if I recall."

Riiiiiiight.

This CD may be like Dillinger Escape Plan, except I don't know because I've never really listened to Dillinger Escape Plan. LOL

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

i would like to hear this album.. but i haven't seen it available in the stores

the>muffin>girl

abileneINlove (November 3, 2002)

Your lofty self-serving claim is evidence of your prestige limited to a high school senior passing one's music theory class. While you and your hip and attention starved theatre friends argue which mode fits best while groping your low self esteem girlfriend, real musicians are creating.

maverick (November 2, 2002)

Rock this bitch, Greg!

-Scott

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Why are people such bitches? Yes, meter and time signature mean the same thing. If you really want to have a debate on musical terminology, bring it on... I am a senior music education major. Look, now you made me look like a bitch too. Let's start posting things of relevance here people!
-Greg

abileneINlove (November 2, 2002)

When you say meter changes do you mean *time signature* changes?

Don't make references to areas of music you know nothing about.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

I like this band because they are one of the few bands to ever come to my hometown, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
We don't get shit.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Um yeah, if you read carefully, I compared them to dillenger in the fact they both constantly change meters in their songs, and in that aspect only... -Greg

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

this band is 100 times better than dillinger. there new singer is fucking annoying. sounds like he would be great in a band formed from a the guy from creeds ass.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

Nope, this sounds nothing like Dillinger Escape Plan. When you're reviewing a CD, don't compare the band another band you're not familar with.

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