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Tempestuous All: Ponderings

  1. Innocence
  2. The Tree
  3. Thou Shall Not Lie
  4. Who I Am
  5. What Does It Mean
  6. Mother

Something just doesn't click on this release and I'm not exactly sure what it is that causes this cassette to fall flat on it's face. It's almost as if the artist is trying too hard to combine all of the elements of popular guitar crossover industrial and has ended up sacrificing his own artistical credibility for the sake of accessibility. The music is attempting to be both a complex arrangement of electronics, vocal work and guitars and at the same time snare the audience with it's pop sensibility. It is painfully obvious that Tempestuous All needs to try and find it's own niche rather than incessantly borrow from others to gain it's musical appeal. A little appropriation is fine, but when you try and do everything at once, it ends up sounding cluttered and overproduced. I suggest going back to the basics and starting over with a more minimalistic approach instead of bombarding us with everything at once otherwise Tempestuous All will simply be overlooked as yet another clone band.

Tempestuous All is:
Brian C. Janes - electronic wizard, vocals
Scott D. Lee - apprentice, graphics, public relations

Tempestuous All
Bic/o Brian C. janes
1044 Garner Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187


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