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Synthesiser Sounds Permeate Album of Fuzzy Love

Synthesiser Sounds Permeate Album of Fuzzy Love



What: GTO Album Review
Author: Jade Lazerevic

IF a synthesiser isn't your thing, then steer clear of this four-piece's debut album.

GTO obviously love their synthesiser and can't get enough of it.

Superstars of Modern Love sticks to the same formula throughout it's 50-minute run and is filled with lots of fuzzy guitar sounds, cheesy keyboard lines and heavy drums.

Best described as dance meets rock meets electronica, GTO could be compared to British electro-pop act Bis.

But at other times, the album is in the same vein of Happyland, the side project from Spiderbait's Janet English and Regurgitator's Quan Yoemans.

Incidently, the album was produced by Phil MacKellar who has worked with Spiderbait in the past.

The lyrics are by no means ground breaking, but if all you want to do is jam along to it, then it probably won't bother you that much.

My Favourite Things is an odd twist on the Sound of Music's tune of the same name and even features the same line 'These are a few of my favourite things'.

But don't expect to hear anything like the Julie Andrews version.

Two of the album's catchiest tunes, Heart Attack and the title track, featured on the Search For A Supermodel series.

Although catchy in some parts, this album would take a while to grow on you.



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