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Pacifica - The Process of Illumination EP Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 8.25
Musicianship 9
Lyrics 7.5
Production 8.25
Creativity 7
Lasting Value 8
Reviewer Tilt 8.25
Final Verdict: 80%
Member Ratings
Vocals 9.61
Musicianship 9.43
Lyrics 9.11
Production 9.43
Creativity 9.29
Lasting Value 9.46
Reviewer Tilt 9.46
Average: 94%
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Pacifica - The Process of Illumination EP

Reviewed by: aradiantsunrise (06/12/10)
Pacifica - The Process of Illumination EP
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: February 2, 2010


Who?

Pacifica are a five-piece rock/post-hardcore band originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but now reside in Fullerton, California. Their music is a big ball of energy in the vein of the sound made famous by Saosin. Pacifica is definitely a band that does that particular sound justice, while managing to add their own flavor to it. Don't believe me? Just give their latest EP The Process of Illumination a listen.

How is it?

It's fantastic. There may only be four tracks but each one packs a quite a punch and will be sure to hold your attention from start to finish. First track ''Incandescent'' begins with a distorted electronic beat and leads into some sweet rock and roll riffs. Lead vocalist, Kika Diama shows off his impressive pipes in the energetic opening track that resembles a mixture of Saosin's and Lower Definition's sounds. ''We Consider Everything'' is very Secret & Whisper-esque with its progressive and atmospheric guitar riffs and sounds. The rest of the song shows off the catchier and poppier side of the band, and together all these sounds making one killer track to melt your ears.

Hopping over to the EP's closer is ''Light Thief'', a song that contains more impressive vocals from Diama and great instrumentation (the drumming is fucking great!) that displays more of the band's progressive side. The song ends the EP on a good note but it leaves the listener wanting more. Fans will be eager to hear the band's next release, whether it be another EP or a full length. The Process of Illumination is a great example of how this genre should be done, even if there are some flaws here and there. Pacifica sure as hell represents the genre well and have a bright future ahead of them. They shouldn't be unsigned for much longer because this EP will take names and notice.

Recommended If You LikeSaosin, Secret & Whisper, Lower Definition, Conditions


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Download the EP for free here (don't worry, it's legal!)
 
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06:04 PM on 06/14/10
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cwhit412
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I really enjoy this.
09:52 AM on 06/17/10
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I really enjoy this.
saweeeeeeeeeeet! thanks for listening :D

feel free to help us out and share our music with your friends!
01:03 AM on 06/18/10
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Transient Colors was great, but The Process of Illumination really shows that these guys are just going to get better and better. Fantastic EP.

For those reading this, pick this up EP. Don't believe me? Read about them in my blog here.
01:35 PM on 06/21/10
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Awesome dudes who make awesome music and keep it real. Can't really ask for more than that! Be sure to get your hands on this ep (Free download - no excuse not too!)
11:06 PM on 06/23/10
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Good EP!
09:49 AM on 06/30/10
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This EP is amazing
02:44 PM on 06/30/10
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i cant get enough of this ep, i wouldnt be suprised if these guys get picked up on a label soon
09:47 PM on 08/25/10
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good stuff. need a signing
12:17 AM on 08/26/10
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good stuff. need a signing
thanks! we appreciate the support :D

everyone else, we fully appreciate the love!
03:51 PM on 07/21/11
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add pacifica's producer on facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/BretFarewell
12:37 PM on 09/29/11
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new video for the song trading sleep here

http://youtu.be/801ivruJ68U
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