1. Mirror 7. 2. Poco Vento. 3. Jupiter Completes Its Orbit. 6. 4 X 94. 7. 3 Kinds Of Today - Cabbage Attaching. 8. PeekaBoo Youfucksyou.
The split begins well with five Planet Brain offerings. Strangely, opening track mirror 7 instantly invokes late 90s brit-pop, or perhaps an Italian band re-imagining an Athlete cover of early Muse. Regardless, the comparisons start to slip away as Planet Brain reveal themselves to be blessed with a great vocalist, a pleasingly crunchy rock ethos and glimmers, albeit rarely fully realized, of excellence. Itâ?s immediately evident when the split down the middle peels towards Lebatol. Likewise for Planet Brainâ?s positives, without the full course of an album to run their sound lacks any real evolution and begs a closing chapter. As an introductory split however, Lepla Banet Tobra Lin acquit themselves well.
This split album features 5 new tracks from both Planet Brain & Lebatol. Planet Brain’s shoegazy soundscapes coupled with Marcello Batelli’s incredible vocal dexterity pick up where their 2007 album Compromises and Carnivals left off and occasionally takes us to heavier climes. Lebatol, back with their first new material in 4 years, appear to have mellowed very slightly: there’s 2 part vocal harmonies in there! The intertwined guitar riffs remain though as does the gypsy and bay fixated growling vocal ramblings.
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Lebatol, Planet Brain. Planet Brain, Lebatol - Jupiter Completes Its Orbit 04:44. Planet Brain, Lebatol - The Fog in Between 05:45. Planet Brain, Lebatol - ?? 02:53. Planet Brain, Lebatol - Mirror 7 04:14. Planet Brain, Lebatol - 3 Kinds of Today - Cabbage Attaching 03:37. Planet Brain, Lebatol - Poco Vento 02:51. Planet Brain, Lebatol - Failure 05:36. Planet Brain, Lebatol - Little Pieces 03:09. Planet Brain, Lebatol - 4 x 94 03:31. Compromises & Carnivals - Planet Brain. Forecasts EP - Planet Brain.
So, a split album! This is a new one on me. To my shame I don't own any split records at all, no, not even an EP, and so it seems like a bit of an oddity to me. This particular record is a union between British band Lebatol and Italian counterparts Planet Brain. The two bands sound like a good match for one another here, both peddling what is frequently gloopy, ethereal rock. There isn't a big split of national sounds on here - in fact at times, the match of the two bands is so good you'll sometimes have to check which one you're listening to if you shuffle the songs