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Monday, February 16, 2009

Review: Comandante Zero - 2008E.P.

Comandante Zero – CO08.E.P.
2008, Comandante Zero

Brooklyn’s Ken White and Dan Freeman comprise Comandante Zero, A Drum N Bass fueled electronic rock duo who each have roots in the Boston area. The duo has worked as the rhythm section of Virgin Records’ artist Xavier in Europe and the US and has shared a stage with the like of the Brazilian Girls and The Juan Maclean. Comandante Zero has also taken to the modern approach of funding their recordings, asking their fans to chip in. Today we’re taking a look at their three song EP, CO08E.P..

Opening up with Give It Up (Receive and Transmit), Comandante Zero lay on the catchy dance beats early on. This one is ready for the clubs; set to get you moving. Sudden Entropy is mildly rhythmic and lacks the energy of Give It Up. It does have an interesting keyboard selection that will remind listeners of a certain age of a videogame named Pong. The Future Comix is my favorite track; sort of a Drum N Bass-lite. Its highly rhythmic with an excellent groove. It’s just the thing for loft party or a rave.

Comandante Zero eschews the whole “it’s not cool to be good at your instrument” culture. Top-notch musicians with a fan’s sense of what works, Comandante Zero are the real deal. Listening to this CO08E.P. makes us very excited here at Wildy’s World to see what 2009’s Slouching Toward Babylon (their next album) will bring. Great stuff.

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you liked the music. I hope all is well with you. We will be in the studio this summer to record our full length. Check to learn about our Indie Way Project which is our campaign to produce, promote, fund and document the process. Keep in touch.