Coral Collapse / Symmetries
Album: Symmetries   Collection:General
Artist:Coral Collapse   Added:Apr 2022
Label:Admirable Traits  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-04-25 Pull Date: 2022-06-27
Week Ending: Jun 19 Jun 5 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 03, 2022: Music Casserole
Doomsday Frequency
4. May 21, 2022: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
2. Jun 12, 2022: Lunar Echoes
5. May 14, 2022: Music Casserole
3. Jun 04, 2022: Music Casserole
Under Light
6. May 10, 2022: Virtually Happy

Album Review
Reviewed 2022-04-18
Shoegaze dream-pop band from Buffalo, NY formed in 2015. They have an LP, 3 singles, and an EP. All tracks have a spiffy guitar and the lead vocals sound breezy and fresh. Overall album sound: indie movie soundtrack played for when the main character travels around. I can’t say this is a revolutionary album, but it is a good album for amping up for a certain mood. The guitar solos are perhaps the highlight for most tracks. No FCCs. RIYL: Nada Surf, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils. Recommended Tracks: 1, 6, 8, 9, 12

1. Graves (3:02)- Great start to an album that at times seems a little monotonous. The vocals are particularly varied in this track. Absolutely fantastic supporting guitar to vocals makes this track that much better.

2. Spirit (3:31)- Pretty catchy transition between verses. Changes to a more guitar-centered sound in the middle, then returns to original sound

3. Avalon- (3:23)-Slightly darker sound than the first three tracks

4. China (3:21)- Features acoustic guitar and tambourine with a steady, sort of nostalgic rhythm.

5. Smile (4:07)-Guitar solo meant to inspire.

6. Lost the Sun (3:20)- Lower tone vocals at the start, which continue every verse. Chorus reverts to airy, breezy tone.

7. Peak (2:24)- Instrumental. Prominent bass contribution. Summery sunset track, good for wrapping up or starting a show.

8. Tokyo (2:47)- Faster energy than rest of album. Driving around the city with optimism and a sense of adventure with this track is a hit.

9. Apparition (3:01)- Faster energy than start of album as well. Fun chord progressions, sort of on the vibe of a lighter My Chemical Romance-esque style.

10. Doomsday Frequency (3:16)- Slow again. Phat bass supporting line reverberating throughout the song, very enjoyable. Heaviness plays off well against the vocals.

11. Valentine (2:57)- Slightly slower tempo than Tokyo. Has “Breakfast Club” vibes at times.

12. Together (3:09)- Very much the final song at a prom that just wants to wind down gently. Features a sort of “zangy” sound effect in the third half of the song. Sitar maybe?

13. Under the Light (3:23)- Slow ending to a slow album, with a guitar effect that sounds lifted from a slowed-down arcade game. Lyrics almost seem soul-searching. Builds up for the third minute, just a continuation of the song’s previous progressions. Actually ends at 3:17

Track Listing
1. Graves   7. Peak
2. Spirit   8. Tokyo
3. Avalon   9. Apparition
4. China   10. Doomsday Frequency
5. Smile   11. Valentine
6. Lost the Sun   12. Together
  13. Under Light