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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Netherdweller: Netherdweller

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Netherdweller: Netherdweller

Netherdweller is a solo effort – and very bedroom. It’s a concept album of sorts – heavily focused on a relationship or relationships, and the failures, disappointments, illusions and cheating therein. The listening experience differs somewhat from the delving into one. Reading through the lyrics, they’re actually rather good. Bitter without being nasty, just enough to be cathartic as well as descriptive of the various personal aspects involved – on both sides of the equation. Problems come is with the execution. His voice doesn’t engage as much as the words on paper do and as it’s primarily keyboard and the stark voice the music feels wildly under-produced. The ideas are there – it just comes across a little clumsy, more like a demo recording. ‘Loving you just makes me dirty too. But you’re the piece of trash that I love…’ (You’re The Trash). Someone’s had their heart seriously broken. The positive result is this outpouring of creativity – a definite diamond in the rough.