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Filmmaker

Filmmaker: Break This FallBreak This Fall (2001)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: AubinAubin
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One of the best things about punk and it's associated subgenres is the amazing amount of quality music put out by small bands. It's such a thrill to find a band like Filmmaker through a friend and hear so much potential in a debut EP. Filmmaker is probably one of the best bands you've never he.
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One of the best things about punk and it's associated subgenres is the amazing amount of quality music put out by small bands. It's such a thrill to find a band like Filmmaker through a friend and hear so much potential in a debut EP.

Filmmaker is probably one of the best bands you've never heard of. I admit that's a cliche, but the record just rocks. Musically, it lies somewhere between the post-hardcore emo of Jimmy Eat World, and a softer pre-Dear You Jawbreaker. Don't get me wrong, we're not talking derivative here, but Filmmaker clearly wears those influences on it's metaphorical sleeve.

Overall, this too-short six song EP rings with a catchy melancholia, and while this is hardly a punk rock record, there is a healthy amount of energy throughout, and these guys seem to remember that post-punk doesn't work without the punk.

The one thing that would prevent this from being a four-star debut, is the somewhat lackluster production. There is a lot of great instrumental work going on in the background, but the tinny sound of the instruments causes a lot of it to go unnoticed.

All that said, this is a terrific record, and definitely a band I'm looking forward to hearing more from.

 

 
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MusicIsMyLife (December 11, 2001)

I haven't heard that much of these guys, but I've heard is absolutely wonderful. The lyrics are simply amazing. HIGH FIVE FOR BEING COOL!

coldjuly (October 5, 2001)

I heard one song about a month ago, and it was really cool...I put it on special order so this will be mine soon.

Anonymous (October 5, 2001)

Holy shit!! My jaw hit the floor when i saw this title on the sidebar - this band is from Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, right outside my hometown of Regina. I've been watching these guys progress since their first show less than a year ago and they've gotten immeasurably better since then. This ep is so fucking good...

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