Thursday, February 16, 2012

Each Song Sounds Like Three In One

Estonia have presented some very unusual songs that very difficult to make sense of so sorry in advance if there appears to be a few strange sounding reviews..

Janne Saar - This is a really good song then she suddenly ups the vocals by a couple of scales. If this was a in the music we'd be having a couple of schlagerorgaisms but in many ways it makes for great listening, strangely. Not sure how those vocals will be achieved live. Grade:B

Erasmus Rotterdamist - To quote Willie from the Simpsons "Why is it always the ones with the long names". Not really sure where this song is going though. Is there a fan base for someone shouting Estonian down a mircophone to a rather nice backing track? Grade: E+

MIA - That’s some serious techno. I don't like the fact that it doesn't really do a gear change in the chorus but otherwise it is very interesting and so orginial. Grade: C

Milky Whip - This song is about as strange as the artist singing. Very unsure what to make of it. There are some good parts but others I can harldly listen to. Grade: E-

POP Maniacs - Very odd starting song, but my instinct tells me that it is good but it does not give me a vast number of reasons to love it but I can live with it. Grade: C

Ott Lepland - A delicate and simple Estonian song, just for once I'd like to see them send this sort of song. His voice is good and clearly this will be good to hear live. It builds well to a nice cresendo. Grade: B+

August Hunt - That is what you'd call a sudden start but is the song actually going anywhere? No, unfortuately. It stays at the same pace the whole way through and that may not be the smartest idea as it makes the song a little boring. Grade: D+

Soundclear - This is actually worth a listen. Unlike many other songs in the selection this sounds very seemless and not like ten songs pushed together. There are a couple of sudden changes but overall this is not as tough to listen to as many of the other songs. Grade: B-

Liis Lemsalu - Modern Jazz? Well this is interesting and pretty entertaining. The chorus is a little more straight forward that other songs in the semi-final but could do well. Grade: A-

Loss Paranoias - Starts off by sound a little the same as the song in the earlier part of this semi. The chorus is very good and that is a missing theme of the night here. Grade: B

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