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Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - 28 Seeds: The Last Radio Show
Self-released
Release Date: March 1, 2010
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Who?

What happens when you give a band of talented and unique musicians a mere month to write and record an entire album? Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys answer that question with 28 Seeds: The Last Radio Show. The Boston-based group's response to the RPM Challenge, an annual event for bands to record an album's worth of material in the month of February, is an eclectic concept album about Earth's final years of existence.

How is it?

An intertwining combination of music and spoken word (including pseudo-advertisements/propaganda) make up the hour-long duration. While the concept is an interesting one, the spoken tracks depreciate the album's replay value. The music tracks (less than half of the 35 total), however, are great. The lack of a recording budget is apparent, but the low-fi quality is fitting for the indie, avant garde sound.

Sickert's beautifully haunting vocals are accompanied by a wide array of instruments, including but not limited to piano, accordion, violin, ukulele, and xylophone. If this artistic endeavor only took them a month to create, The Broken Toys' next proper release has great promise.

Recommended If You LikeVelvet Underground, Bauhaus, The Dresden Dolls

myspace.com/armyoftoys
 
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09:03 AM on 04/21/10
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Gregory Robson
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I actually like this band. I know that's a shock to most, but I am not spurned by it or anything. I think it's compelling.
11:36 AM on 04/21/10
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gud review!
02:01 PM on 04/21/10
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I actually like this band. I know that's a shock to most, but I am not spurned by it or anything. I think it's compelling.
If you ever get the chance, see them live!
02:10 PM on 04/21/10
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new studio album June 1st!!!!
09:48 PM on 04/21/10
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Great post.Keep that work!
03:30 PM on 04/22/10
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nice cover!

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