Kidderkit shows up as four-song EP on a mini-disc packaged in what seems like a Japanese paper game; the selling point Kidderkit throws at you is that its a CD and a game, so that is one better than your other CDs. But the real question becomes, is it? One thing for sure is that Jonathan Lee (which is Kidderkit) delivers four unique songs. Was I blown away by them? Not so much, but I did appreciate the amount of creativity that Lee delivered, and somehow that counterbalances the things I wasnt impressed with.
The songs on the album tend to be mid-tempo in speed. Several samples are used with the vocals remaining low in the mix. There are some cool guitar riffs and moments when I hear some NIN or Duran Duran, both good things. Pop Your Cool opens the EP with sampled drums and a cool guitar riff; and for the most part, this is a solid track, although I could have gone for more intensity. The following track, Is Is, is probably my favorite; it comes off as more traditional rock sounding, very somber and driven by clean guitars. The final two tracks, Hissy Fit and And Then What?, essentially follow the same formula of the first two tracks.
The bottom line with this EP is that I can see myself returning to it somewhere down the line. To me, thats important. When my other music geek pals come over looking for stuff to listen to, Ill probably recommend this. Ill have to give the aforementioned critique, but I can tell Kidderkit is delivering something a little different, and that in itself is good.
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