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Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)
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Musicalicity

aidosaur reminded me of the Depeche Mode cover album I have that is all Estonian Bands. I'm glad she did as it is quite amusing. The version of Personal Jesus on there is SO much better than the Maralyn Manson version. And I love the Country-with-Estonian-Accent version of Just Can't Get Enough. I'm going to have to listen to it some more before I reshelve it.

I also grabbed a CD out of the resevoir of CD bought for < $1. It isn't from the recent 500CD purchase, in fact I think it is from the initial buying spree that started my buying CDs at that proce for band names/covers, etc...

The band is the Halo Benders and I'm pretty sure they're defunct already which is a shame. They're a decent band with unusual vocals. They tend towards two vocal tracks and sets of lyrics at the same time. One track tenor, one track bass. On quite a few songs they have a Cracker or Luna feel with the odd vocals over the top. They know how to use dissonance well and do so at appropriate times. Unfortunately, there are a few songs where they let the Bass sing as the only vocals in the song and he isn't always up to it. There are times he gets a little lost for which note he's supposed to be singing, but he manages most of the time. Part of it is that he has an unusual melodic choice, as though he's singing harmony for a non-existant main vocal.

One of the most amusing songs sounds like they brought Blink 182 into one studio and Mark Smith from The Fall into another, let them each do their thing and dubbed Smith over the Blink 182 song with all vocals intact. Plus it sounds like they got Mark Smith drunk first. Sadly this isn't what they actually did, it just sounds that way, but what an idea for a new album!
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