Originally Posted by Janszoon
I'm being completely honest when I say I hear more of any of those bands in there than MBV. Well maybe with the possible exception of Joy Division.
Fair enough. I'm thinking about how the songs' melodies are mainly made by layers of effected sounds (like MBV) and not by the standard 3-chord rock structure that the other bands use more openly. I really do like the idea of APTBS - that may be why I was disappointed by their album. My main complaint is that I thought it replaced substance with a whole lot of effects and clever sounds. It just reminds me of a lackluster MBV. But, like I said, I like the idea behind what they're doing and I hope to enjoy their next album more - I'll give it an open minded listen.
Btw -and I don't mean to piss off loose_lips_sink_ships again- The vocals remind me a lot of early Mark Gardener.