Jakartah heads into the studio in Janaury 2010 to being recording with Stuart McKillop [Daggermouth, Bison, Pack AD, A Textbook Tragedy] SIDENOTE: The band also removed themselves from the Torque Records roster in 2008. REVIEWS: "Jakartah experiment with blending bottom-heavy post metal bass and dual riffage, intentionally sloppy post-hardcore vocal melodies and enough effortless time changes to keep your inner emo kid on his toes, and usually, they do it all in one song, producing an intriguing memorable debut" - Exclaim! Magazine "Jakartah incorporate the strident urgency of hardcore with the precise, whirling architectures of early 2000s Dischord bands. Though they lack the dynamics of the instrumentation, the vocals stand out for their clarity. Jakartah’s need to be understood outweighs the emotional posturing of rage that is too frequent in their contemporaries". -Melophobe "...vocals freewheel between wailing, droning and shouting adding the compelling soundscapes the band builds.
And that's what this band are: compelling" -Rockfreaks.net "'In The Nervous Lights Of Coincidence' is a decent record. I like that it's dark and brooding and has some handy guitar work and I like that it doesn't just play up to various trends and fashions - this is a particularly untrendy album, and I say that as a compliment" -Punktastic "Jakartah’s video for their song “1000 Miles Connects You and Me” wasn’t afraid to depict the realities of rampant drug use in the downtown east side, so it has been banned by MuchMusic. Apparently Vancouver doesn’t want the rest of the world to see the ugly side of this beautiful city so close to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games" -winniecooper.net "Here fuzzy chord progressions and weird little rocked out riffs with underlying noise rock types of arrangements weave around dense basslines and subtly filtered vocals that are mixed a little farther back than usual, which creates an interested aesthetic as it is. But then all of this is punctuated by indie-esque clean passages and emphatic melodies, creating a truly unique approach that defies categorization in the best way possible" -Averisonline "This is the Vancouver band’s first full length.
It’s also kind of amazing, considering they released stuff of this caliber right off the bat!" -Oh Canada Pt 2. [Listen To This Once Dot Com] Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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