Something for Kate - 2003 - Official Fiction, The [EAC/FLAC]

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| No. of Files / Size _____ 18 files / 376.8MB (395,107,738 bytes) |
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| Type / Quantity _________ CD (Compact Disc) (* 1) |
| Date Released ___________ 2003 |
| Genre(s) ________________ Alternative |
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| 4.0/5.0 [Erin Horgan / Amazon] |
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| Aussie alternative band SFK is a prime example of self-development. Some |
| artists have a way of keeping the same style throughout each album, but |
| SFK is changing. In the beginning, with the album "Elsewhere for 8 |
| Minutes", they were more rock. "Beautiful Sharks" was more commercial |
| with a bit of experimentation, capturing attention with rock songs such |
| as "Hallways" and the catchiness of "Electricity" (which has an |
| excellent riff). "Echolalia" brought the most public attention, a very |
| commercially friendly album that seems pretty much flawless. Now with |
| "The Official Fiction", they've grown to add classy sophistication to |
| their repertoire. |
| |
| The differences between this and past albums are evident. While the |
| commerciality isn't as frequent, "The Official Fiction" is nonetheless |
| quite powerful and emotional, and is best played during a quiet night |
| in. And to get the most out of this album, one should pay close |
| attention to the lyrics, and SFK provides some of the best in the song- |
| writing business of recent times. |
| |
| A brilliant example of quality lyrics is "Best Weapon", clearly inspired |
| by today's world. One can tell by the sinister tones in the opening bars |
| that there is something disturbing going on. "His machines all agree, |
| let's wind them up and march them out / History repeated and read out |
| loud - this could be our best weapon now..." The second verse is even |
| more powerful: "Stripes and suits pushing the numbers through / They |
| treat them like they don't exist / And they count them up like they're |
| matchsticks..." The lyrics are perfectly suited to the music, which has |
| a haunting and emotional outro, with those two adjectives capable of |
| pretty much summing up the entire album. |
| |
| Another standout track is clearly "Letter to the Editor", upbeat and |
| energetic enough to capture attention, with a brilliant riff in the |
| verses. However, the true essence lies in the lyrics, which comment on |
| the media's interpretation of life. "It's just information burned up, |
| passed out, spun to your door..." is a prime example, as are the |
| choruses. This is a very meaningful song, with other lyrics such as "and |
| the choice of words is choose no words; say nothing, nothing at all" and |
| "tell it like it is". This is a song to remember. |
| |
| The first single released from this album was "Deja Vu", certainly a |
| change from the released singles of previous albums. This is a powerful, |
| string-driven track with lyrics of coincidence. It's a haunting piece, |
| and the strings truly bring the song to life, before it softens for the |
| ending. A terrific version of it (though with the lyrics slightly |
| altered) was performed at Australian music's night of nights (the ARIA |
| Awards), complete with a string section, so it can be brilliant live as |
| well. |
| |
| "Song for a Sleepwalker" was the second released single, and tames the |
| passionate fire created by the more powerful tracks. It's sweet, with a |
| gentle lightness that makes it accessible for commercial purposes, and |
| elicits smiles. However, like with SFK's other released singles, it |
| didn't stay for very long in the top 20 singles in Australia. |
| |
| Like "Echolalia", this album has a track best performed live. In this |
| case, it's "Light at the End of the Tunnel", with an acoustic guitar, |
| strings and light female background vocals. This is one for gigs. |
| |
| "Max Planck" is solid, a smooth piece that holds something somewhat |
| emotional in the verses. "Kaplan / Thornhill" isn't particularly a |
| standout, with a swaying feeling, and string instruments playing a major |
| part in the outro. |
| |
| The only track that I personally don't think belongs on the album is |
| "Reverse Soundtrack". It's a slow track, and the problem with slow |
| tracks is that if they're not special then they seem like time-fillers. |
| Unfortunately, it is the later that describes this song, and it's a |
| disappointment. |
| |
| The track positioning of the album shows that maybe this didn't go |
| unnoticed, and so it seems as though attempts to make up for it are done |
| with the following tracks. "Coldwater Canyon" is lightly upbeat about |
| getting "out of this still life", reasonably catchy. The last minute |
| consists of strings only, but they are slower, and so I'm not quite sure |
| if they fit in with the rest of the song. Meanwhile, "Souvenir" sounds |
| as if it was written back in earlier years of the band, around the time |
| of "Elsewhere for 8 Minutes", perhaps, as it is upbeat, lively and |
| catchy soft-rock, its best line being "it's all money over mind over |
| matter over miles of nothing, nothing here". |
| |
| One of my personal favourite tracks is "Moving Right Along", which is |
| the blessed feel-good track of the album. This is the song to hug - it's |
| lovely, lively and cuddly, and you just have to adore it. The lyrics are |
| about a friend never falling in times of trouble: "They thought you'd |
| falter, they thought you'd fail / But I knew better - you were just |
| setting sail / And you were moving right along..." |
| |
| "Asleep at the Wheel" goes back to slightly haunting soft-rock, with a |
| snappy riff and interesting lyrics in the chorus - "This is how we come |
| and go, with ghosts for memories and memories for ghosts..." And the |
| final track, "No Man's Land", has its opening bars and verses similar to |
| the band's earlier work, but the chorus sounds similar to "Deja Vu". |
| It's nice, though not particularly outstanding, with good writing, but |
| it doesn't feel individual enough. |
| |
| Overall, "The Official Fiction" is powerful, sophisticated music, but |
| lacks stability of strength. "Reverse Soundtrack" bogs down the album, |
| and the next three songs seem to try to compensate for that. The first |
| half is - for the most part - serious and dramatic, while the other half |
| is lighter, so maybe this could be better equalised by mixing up the |
| track order. The album could be viewed as an acquired taste overall, but |
| it's a must-have for fans. Newcomers to the band's listeners may prefer |
| to start off with "Echolalia" or "Beautiful Sharks", but it really |
| depends on what they're after. |
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| No. | Title | Duration |
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| 001 | Max Planck ........................................... | 00h04m41s |
| 002 | Best Weapon .......................................... | 00h04m47s |
| 003 | Song for a Sleepwalker ............................... | 00h03m54s |
| 004 | Kaplan / Thornhill ................................... | 00h04m44s |
| 005 | Light at the End of the Tunnel ....................... | 00h03m36s |
| 006 | Letter to the Editor ................................. | 00h03m31s |
| 007 | Deja Vu .............................................. | 00h04m26s |
| 008 | Reverse Soundtrack ................................... | 00h04m41s |
| 009 | Coldwater Canyon ..................................... | 00h04m23s |
| 010 | Souvenir ............................................. | 00h03m24s |
| 011 | Moving Right Along ................................... | 00h03m27s |
| 012 | Asleep at the Wheel .................................. | 00h03m55s |
| 013 | No Man's Land ........................................ | 00h04m17s |
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| Total Length ____________ 00h53m45s (3,224,972 ms) |
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| Ripped with _____________ Exact Audio Copy v1.0b3 |
| Encoded with ____________ FLAC v1.2.1 |
| Encoding Stats __________ 982kbps / 44.1kHz / VBR / 16 / Stereo |
| Tag(s) __________________ FLAC / Vorbis |
| Includes .LOG File(s) ___ Yes |
| Includes .CUE File(s) ___ Yes |
| Includes Playlist(s) ____ Yes |
| Includes In-Tag Lyrics __ Yes |
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C'mon guys, SEED! This torrent has been dead for a week now.

MikeyMetalOct 16th, 2012