Sep 2011 26

The Bodies Obtained - I Cry When You CryThe Bodies Obtained
Category: Alternative/Electronica
Album: I Cry When You Cry
Stars: 2
Blurb: An acquired taste, but a decent demonstration of TBO’s style.


The Bodies Obtained is somewhat of an enigmatic band, difficult to locate and understand. With three albums since 2008 and hardly any record of origin, it’s easy to imagine that The Bodies Obtained either span 30 years of music or simply come directly from the ‘80s. With their unpolished and minimalist sound, The Bodies Obtained is a nostalgic throwback to earlier days of bands such as Joy Division and Throbbing Gristle. It’s up to the listeners to decide, however, if this is worthwhile in a new band, or if it should be left to the acts of old.

The distorted, lo-fi style of the vocal recording is initially off-putting, sounding crass and harsh over the minimalist alt/electro music that runs underneath throughout the album. Said music falls into one of two categories: ‘80s style low-key dance or atmospheric drone. They’ve done well musically with these two subgenres; it would behoove the band to expand outward and develop something more new. Staying stuck in the past doesn’t give much room for growth, which ultimately will condemn them to either a quick end or a fall to the ranks of Flashback Band.

Track list:

  1. Into the Light
  2. Are You Happy There?
  3. Forever is the Love We Have
  4. In the Land of Make Believe
  5. Pandemic
  6. Don’t Give Up on Me
  7. Throw it on the Fire
  8. They Call Me a Dark Cloud
  9. Where Do We Belong?
  10. End of a Dream

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Finding You Attractive Records

Purchase at:
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Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)

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