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Stillwell - Don't Face a Problem... Burn It (Cover Artwork)

Stillwell

Stillwell: Don't Face a Problem... Burn ItDon't Face a Problem... Burn It (2002)
Forge Again

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Stillwell comes to us from Chicago with a post hardcore/math rock sound to them that at first I really didn't like, I thought it was sounded like a slowed down noise band, but that is before I gave it the time needed to become accustomed to the sound of this band. I found that this is a very good ba.
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Stillwell comes to us from Chicago with a post hardcore/math rock sound to them that at first I really didn't like, I thought it was sounded like a slowed down noise band, but that is before I gave it the time needed to become accustomed to the sound of this band. I found that this is a very good band that has a different and unique sound to them. This band is one of those that take time and more than a few listens before you actually start to really enjoy the music.

The music has parts that are more post-hardcore sounding, but they all have that weird math-rock vibe running through that throws you off but at the same time intrigues you to listen closer and try and figure out all the different movements and textures in the music. Like the music, the song titles were also weird, disoriented, and didn't really make a lot of sense, but they still grow on you and, to me anyway, fit the style of music that is being played. Some of the tracks that I really enjoy are: What Going On With the Word Fuck, Quit Quitting Only to Quit Again,The Monet Shot.

If you are a fan of experimental music and bands like Tale Genji, Q Not U, or other math/experimental/post-hardcore bands this is a band that you would probably enjoy.

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What's Going On With The Word Fuck?

 

 
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Anonymous (January 6, 2003)

Hey, it's funny you should mention the Alex Ross thing. Ryan O Brien(the cover artist) went to the American Academy of Art, in Chicago, the same place Alex Ross graduated. Anyway, he does some amazing stuff, and if you're interested in seeing more/talking to him, you can email him at drjunglepants@aol.com if you would like a full color poster(which is roughly the same size as the original painting) for the album, just send me an email justin@forgeagainrecords.com thanks.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

sounds like a bad version of the old Idlewild stuff to me

moldy (December 12, 2002)

for the guy below who wanted to know, the cover art was pianted by ryan o'brien. if you want more info on him try stillwell's website at www.stillwellrock.com

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Who drew the artwork for the cover?

It's absolutly awesome...

looks like Alex Ross...

Jimi

ElVaquero (December 12, 2002)

Dude, Scott, I'd definitely write some reviews if I got some cd's to do them for. I've only written one review, but I'm gonna write some more... we shall see if I can actually write or not, I suppose.

maverick (December 11, 2002)

Punkcorekid-

Moldy writes for me. I give him a lot of what I receive to review.

As for this CD - this band was a lot better a few years ago, before they thought it would be cool to go all math rock.

-Scott

punkcorekid (December 11, 2002)

Why does Moldy have so many reviews this time ? Not bashing him, just a thought.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Stillwell was the shit when I saw them over three years ago. They were playing with the Wayouts and some other really good band, and the show was double booked with a show that Brother's Keeper headlined. It was a wild show and worth the $8.

kirbypuckett (December 11, 2002)

Is that a character from the new Mortal Kombat on the cover?

I just realized I had some MP3's from these guys, including the one listed here and I can deal with this 'Math Rock' stuff.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
(ICE EVERYWHERE!)

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

this cd is awesome. all you dork who cream your pants over new found glory or rancid should listen to this.

Kurt_F (December 10, 2002)

I recieved this record to review a month or two ago...good, good stuff. Forge Again Records is getting better and better.

Yay for math-rock.

moldy (December 10, 2002)

From the punkinternational punk dictionary

"Math Rock: A branch of indie rock which is heavy influenced by jazz and boasts extremely complex song structures, lyrics, and time changes.
examples: Chavez, Caesura, The Paper Chase, Polvo, 31 Knots"

maverick (December 10, 2002)

Kirby [Scott]:

We currently have 28 reviews in the queue.

-Scott

waste_elite (December 10, 2002)

the monet shot...

haha, brilliant

kirbypuckett (December 10, 2002)

There it is AGAIN!

What exactly is "Math Rock?"

First person to explain this to me gets a free Untitled Website T-Shirt.

Oh, while I'm here...Scott, how backed up are the reviews?

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
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