FEU DE JOIE: Protostar: CD

Jul 25, 2007

I can’t start this review without mentioning the amazing packaging that accompanied this CD. I’m not even going to describe it all but let’s just say it involved a handwritten note on tissue paper addressed directly to Razorcake and put in an envelope that I could have mistaken for coming from the 1700s. That’s not to mention that great black, cardboard case with a monogram of the band name on it and the booklet with a series of drawing of each of the planets in the solar system on tissue paper. It’s all really amazing and makes for a good impression. Unfortunately, that impression disappears as soon as the CD starts to play. The music is average emo-indie rock fare with vocals (a bit too high pitched perhaps?) that don’t seem to fit in with the music. It’s nothing that I haven’t heard a million times before. It sucks because the packaging was really amazing. Well, as the late Kurt Vonnegut would say, “So it goes.”

 –kurt (feudejoie.notrock.com)