Posted on: April 1, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Do You Remember This Melody? is a track that is richly emotive, creating something that is fulfilling with little more than guitars and vocals. The progression of the track will keep listeners on the edges of their seats, while having a decidedly pop sound that is infused into the track. Cinder In The Dark is much more tortured and intense; there are hints of Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, and Nirvana that are all interspersed into this cut. The depth of this track means that fans will have to spin the composition a number of times before hearing the entirety of what Kevin has placed into the composition. Across The Sea builds off of the work of Conor Oberst (Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and Lifted eras) while allowing Hunt the opportunity to showcase his unique take on music.a3227697460_10


Lady Grief, Lady Glee is an absolutely raw effort that links together the Meat Puppets and Sunny Day Real Estate into something that is current and contemporary. The ability of The Animation Association to change the overall tempo and style of a track in mid-stream is a testament to the act’s ability. The production of the tracks on Across The Sea establishes a rough-hewn to the nine tracks on the album; one is able to get more of the vitality and intensity in tracks like Purple, White & Pink and Serotonin than would be present if everything was immaculately and cleanly produced. Make it a point to check out The Animation Association’s Facebook for the latest in information about the act and their Bandcamp for samples of the tracks from Across The Sea.


Top Tracks: Do You Remember This Melody?, Cinder in the Dark


Rating: 8.9/10

The Animation Association Across The Sea CD Review / 2015 Self / 9 Tracks / /

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