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Burst and Bloom

Author: joe
07/24/2001 | | | Album Review
Cursive has a great thing going on. The last full length 'Cursive's Domestica' was a fantastic album that tore apart a relationship and left anyone that got into it raw and satisfied. So naturally they had to turn the whole boat around on the new 5 song e.p.

The curtain is lifted for a moment as Tim Kasher leads off on 'Sink to the Beat' and explains what he goes thru to make (and market) Cursive songs. a moment later he revisits the themes of Cursive's Domestica, this time its a fuller sound as new band member Gretta Cohn introduces herself on cello. Possibably taking a page from label mates The Faint, 'Mothership, Mothership Do You Read Me' adapts traits from the synth genre and the regular Cursive formula to create a very accessable stand out track.

It's clear that Cursive have done some growing, both lyrically and style wise. Also noticeable is the top notch production work of Mike Mogis. This e.p. comes off as a very solid effort, hopefully its a mile marker on the road to the next album.
Burst and Bloom

Burst and Bloom

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