First rule of making a "multimedia" demo, do not put the data track on first so what sounds like a ZX Spectrum crashing greets your ears when you press play. Secondly, make sure your data is cross platform compatible, otherwise snobby Mac based journo’s like myself get cheesed off watching the cd that has just deafened them on the hi-fi get spat out by their i-mac.
Okay, rant over. Musically this is a very good cd. Although the artwork would have you believe MPJ are skate punk band it’s turns out they have a sound that steals all the good bits from britpop and grunge, sometimes sounding like Starsailor if they’d been fronted by Kurt Cobain. Oh yes. Simple Sanity is a pleasingly laid back affair whilst Better Than Life turns on the distortion pedal for a melodic quiet bit - loud bit effort. Drift takes the same formula again but pulls in some Muse-like touches for dramatic effect.
8Andy (quirk) Thomas's Score