Friday, April 06, 2007

Depends On

Hailing from the Czech republic, Depends On cites influences such as Radiohead, Bjork, NIN and French industrial band Treponem Pal. With his deep and resonate vocals, singer Karel Pistek ought to add Peter Murphy to the group as well. The combination of Bjork and NIN definitely caught my eye and this band proved to be a worthwhile listen.

Some of the music veers more towards rock than industrial, but there are definitely discernible digital elements to the tracks. What makes this band stand out is the manner in which they incorporate piano. I find the orchestration and sound structure surprising. A good example of this is the track "You are the Horizon" with the sweet and complex piano line that sneaks up on the ears after the digitally enhanced rhythm intro. I'm drawn to Pistek's accent which is attractive and doesn't detract from the lyrics.

Band members are:
Karel Pistek-vocals, guitar
Petr Houska-drums, sound engineering
Pepa Devera-piano, guitar, words

Listen to (courtesy of Max De Laya):
"The Blood Exchange"

Depends On's Myspace
Devera's Body Art Site

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Anonymous shawn said...

pretty cool.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007  
Anonymous cchang said...

You're not totally digging them? I sense a meh from you...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Anonymous Shawn said...

What?! They're good! You're overanalyzing, but I should have said something a little more substantial, or at least put some captallization and punctuation into it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Anonymous shawn said...

By the way, you're totally right about the Peter Murphy comparison.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, it's Rachel.
Fuck. he's hot. I'd do him.

Thursday, April 12, 2007  

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