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Ee: For 100 We Try Harder

For 100 We Try Harder (2002)

Asian Man


3.5
Buy this CD just for "Drunken Carthage." No, seriously. That song alone is worth the 8 bucks Asian Man will ask you for this compact disc. It's the middle of the album. A centerpiece, if you will. A jammy slowcore song with all sorts of guitar effects, reminiscent of Built To Spill or Seam - ...

Buy this CD just for "Drunken Carthage."

No, seriously. That song alone is worth the 8 bucks Asian Man will ask you for this compact disc. It's the middle of the album. A centerpiece, if you will. A jammy slowcore song with all sorts of guitar effects, reminiscent of Built To Spill or Seam - go figure, since Soo Young Park from Seam is in this band.

Also in this band are Tobin Mori of Korea Girl, and Peter Nguyen of Total Shutdown. Together, they are Ee [pronounced as the letter "e"], and this album proves that they got this spacey jam rock thing down pat. Like I said, "Drunken Carthage" is the centerpiece of the album, with 4 proper songs surrounding it on each side. The album builds up with wave after wave of semi-instrumental jammy slowcore and reverbed post-rock mixed with pop song structure., peaks at the aforementioned "Drunken Carthage" [if Asian Man only offered this MP3 for download, you'd all know what I'm talking about], and then descends over the next four tracks with the same formula of semi-instrumental jammy slowcore and reverbed post-rock mixed with pop song structure.

This review is pretty short. That's because there really isn't much else to say. If you like Seam, buy this. If you like Built To Spill, buy this. If you like Hum, buy this. If you like CDs that have 60-some hidden tracks, buy this. It's a very solid CD, and it's great for spacing out. I've been doing it all day.