Foam - A Small Party with No End

In many ways they are straight-forward reflections on love and loss and all that other human relationship stuff. Get Your Ass over Here doesn't exactly need the Rosetta Stone to decipher it.

 

Foam – A Small Party with No End

http://www.foamhome.nl/ www.myspacecom/smallparty

 

Another lo-fi band from Eindhoven! Still I am certainly not complaining. The songs on A Small Party... are sketchy; they feel as if they were conceived as fleeting mood pieces to mirror whatever the singer was thinking at the time. Indeed (as on Gun) they are prone to pretty drastic changes of mood and tempo. Because of this there's not much time to waste on excessive arrangements, which is always a good thing.

 

It's not as if A Small Party... is deliberately introspective; on the contrary, for all the accent on "mood" there's nothing too gnomic going on. In many ways they are straight-forward reflections on love and loss and all that other human relationship stuff. Get Your Ass over Here doesn't exactly need the Rosetta Stone to decipher it. The best track on the LP, "no" He Said, is a case in point. It's painfully honest in an almost innocent teen-in-love way.

 

Oh stop waffling man, it's an intelligent, slightly off-kilter pop record, that seems to have its tongue firmly in its cheek. And one that is very much worth listening to.