Since the wait for new songs by Cut City has been so long, I hardly
dared to expect something like this. Sure, Iíve seen the band live more
than a bunch of times since the last record, and I knew that theyíve
grown a lot more fierce and confident, but I havenít really caught this
more subtle, ambient side of the band.
When I listen to Narcissus Can Wait Iím quite impressed that theyíve
developed the familiar territories of the band's past, and at the same
time managed to take more than a few steps into the more spacious and
sparse. Yes, thereís still some fine and harsh post punk from the mid to
late 2000ís version present in a way, Liars have certainly made a dent
this time around, as well as some old school hardcore appreciation. Some
hints have been taken from more stretched out post rocking acts with a
knack for dynamic song structure as well Iíd say, but thereís so much more.
The songs are weaved together neatly, itís fluent like the songs canít
be played in any other order, and this epic EP gives us both stretches
of laid back melancholy and exploding cascades of sweet ear wrecking
roughness. Sure, there are references to be made if one decides to, but
Narcissus Can Wait consists of sounds and songs that are made from
people with a love for music, not specific bands.
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