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No Age – Everything In Between

Choosing to follow their own muse as opposed to the straightjacket that punk and hardcore music can sometimes enact, No Age have produced an album that is just plain engaging.


Felling comfortable with tempos less than frenetic is only the start of the duos expanded approach. They still sculpt sounds using noise as a canvas but juxtapose the jagged with the melodic. There is still forcefulness present albeit a presence that resides within an experienced songwriter’s skill set where service to the craft is paramount.


Without getting too analytical, this is the kind of album that is initially appealing and it just grows from there. The nuances are there as well as a lion’s share of energy, it’s all just so well focused.


Time will tell if this genre defying approach will help or hinder the band’s forward trajectory, but listening to the obvious elation in the grooves here, it seems No Age could care less.

Rob Hudson
www.noagela.blogspot.com

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