US - Michigan - Full Moon 99 - 10/28/04
Based On Actual Events
Unfinished Thought is a band consisting of Joe Kiser and Stacey Nelson. This is the bands second
album and the duo have a heavy, but multi-layered sound and a distinctive singer in Stacey. This
album is a concept album and as such it's pretty special.
"Sidewalks" is a dark, complex track with dynamic guitar parts by Kiser. "By The Time You Read
This" is an atmospheric song that recalls early the Cure. The angelic vocals differ and the monk-like
chanting in the background add texture. "Umbrella" is a sweet ballad with some nice piano playing
by Nelson. "Evening" is almost synth pop but with a heavier sound. It's catchy and Nelson's vocal
"The Order of Detail" is calm and sinister. The intriguing programming betrays Kiser's mastery
at the controls and the singing is superlative. The epic "The Timid" tells a sad story that encourages
us all to "carpe diem" before its too late. The song is prog rock in its proportions and great with
it. Unfinished Thought is a fascinating group.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell