Album Name: Kick in Your Heart
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
This record is quite different from what I am used to. Most of the stuff I get is folk, pop, rock, Americana or some combination thereof. This is rock, but it’s different. It’s very reminiscent of the stuff I used to listen to in college, Love & Rockets, Bauhaus (yes, I’m old)
So of course I like it. Quite a bit.
Gliss is made up of three people: David Reiss (guitar, bass guitar, tambourine); Martin Klingman (vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums) and Victoria Cecilia (drum, bass, background vocals, programming and b3 organ).
It’s amazing how much sound is coming out of only three people. I guess when you have keyboards and other fun toys it makes the sound a little more full.
There is a lot doing on here. There are the electric guitars and driving drum beats, but also the echoey, growly vocals that go so well with the musical style.
This is a great little record. I say little because it’s only 7 songs, but they’re all larger than life. This band is getting a lot of attention in England and I can see why. I hope they’re success hops the pond.
Stand out Song: “Kick in Your Heart”, ” Strongest Side of Me”.
Posted on December 4, 2005
1. Kick in Your Heart
2. Peeping Tom
3. Velvet Stones
4. Halfway Gone
5. The Quitter
6. You and I
7. Strongest Side of Me