If you've been been keeping up with the underground blog scene during the past year, chances are you've run by Kevin Debroux's Pink Reason more than a handful of times. After a string of very successful single releases ("By A Thread", "Winona") Kevin dropped his first full-length on the recently rejuvenated legendary label Siltbreeze in early 2007. If you had been keeping up with Kevin's releases to that point, you were instantly surprised at how different this release sounded from the singles. In fact, with each new release it becomes more and more clear that there isn't really a common thread to the "sound" of Pink Reason. The easiest comparison to draw with Kevin's vocals are with that of Ian Curtis, but somehow Kevin manages to sound even more tortured and depressed. Other than that, it seems as though anything is fair game: from the sparse acoustic strumming of "Goodbye", to the drunken sing along of "Motherfucker" to the drum machine dirge of "Storming Heaven", there is a lot of emotional ground covered on this release. With a 7" coming out this year on Woodsist & and a rumored 2xLP follow-up due on Siltbreeze it will be very interesting to see where the Pink Reason sound evolves to next.
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