- Published on Friday, 11 November 2011 09:23
- Written by George Washburn
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Positive Chaos is an unsigned post-grunge band out of Wolcott, Connecticut. I love receiving interesting bands like this; it’s the best part of running this site. Just last week someone showed me Kickstarter.com where you can get people on the internet to help fund a project in return for things ranging from products to getting their name in the credits. I thought it was a cool idea, and now reading the bio for Positive Chaos I see they used Kickstarter to get this concept album funded. What a great idea, for a band to put themselves out there and have people that believe in them come together to get an album made. Heart cockles = warm.
The first track, “Death of an Angel” had me thinking pre-grunge rather than post because the initial impression brought to my lips the name of Husker Du. Listening further I was also reminded of Afghan Whigs. But the more I listen I have to settle on Dave Valletta. Don’t know that guy? Well maybe you should, he’s the singer and drummer for Positive Chaos (hmmm who else was a singer/drummer? Grant Hart of Husker Du, perhaps?)
Whether by design or budget the production sound on this album makes me think of Nirvana’s “Bleach.” Just like that now classic album this is a raw no-frills production where everything sounds clear and is mixed reasonably well, but rather than glossy it feels like matte. Normally I would be pushing for a slicker production but something about this album makes me prefer raw over polished. I really enjoy Dave’s vocals just as they are.
I really like this album. Thanks for sharing guys. So I already told you what the best part of running this site is, want to know what the worst part is: Receiving music from great unsigned bands, and other than posting a review with a pat on the back, not being able to do much about it. That makes me want to start my own label and sign up some of these bands. What do you think? Does Rock Music Records have a nice ring to it? (Don’t even try to steal the domain you online filthy cretins, I already picked it up. Just in case.)