Trouble with Normal (35: August, 1998)
ODOR OF PEARS
"Mortal" CD

This long-standing Columbia electronic band finally gets their CD out. Odor of Pears use equipment similiar to the electronica scene, but eschews the easily trend followed (sic) in favor of a different path. Dark minimalist sounds with a heavy emphasis on bass and seductively bleak vocals and the occasional crunch guitar (very rare). The result here seems to blend gothic, industrial early Peter Gabriel or Gary Numan into a form of gothic cabaret music with some of the darkest songs since Ultravox put out "Vienna." Probably one of the best CDs to emerge out of the gothic/industrial scene in a while. (BOONE)

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