Lightning Strikes Twice
Posted March 21, 2009
Diverse, complex and unique are all words that accurately describe the Indie/Alternative rock band, Edison Glass. Their debut album, A Burn or A Shiver, was a solid record and left much to be expected from EG's sophomore release, Time is Fiction.
Time is Fiction is upbeat without it ever becoming tiring. All of the instruments are worth mentioning. The musicianship is above and beyond your average rock band. The drum beats are tight, the two guitars weaving in and out of each other in complex riffs, and the bass lines are creative. They've stepped it up a notch since A Burn or A Shiver.
While Christian themes are clearly present throughout the album, it's subtle and not overt. The vocals are distinct and immediately identifiable as Edison Glass.
You can't fully appreciate Time is Fiction in one listen. You have to listen to it many more times to catch everything, like how you have to watch a complex and exciting movie more than once to understand everything that's going on. It is one of the most enjoyable albums of 2008 in my opinion. It's very interesting, not background noise.
It's not watered down music. I'd highly recommend that you give it a listen if you're a musician or a more adventurous music listener. While it may sound confusing or disjointed at first, let me assure you that it takes serious skill to play music like this without falling apart. It's tighter and more well thought out than most albums.
If you liked A Burn or A Shiver, you will not be disappointed at all by Time is Fiction. It's different without the band changing their style, and the songs sound different even within the albums. That's one of things I like so much about them. If you've never heard Edison Glass, you really need to give them a listen.
For fans of Alternative, Indie or Experimental Rock. Sounds like Underoath, The Almost, Copeland, Seabird and The Myriad.
Overall rating - 4.5 stars
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