THE JEOPARDY MAZE
ALBUM PROJEKT, TRINTY RELEASE: MARCH 12, 1999 REVIEW: JUNE 1, 1999
Many people know how it can be very relaxing and enjoyable to glide into some kind of hypnotic haze when listening to music. Electronic, atmospheric, dreamlike and rhythmic are all qualities that can be applied to the new album "The Jeopardy Maze" by the English band Attrition. Together with those and the vocals of Martin Bowes and Julia Waller, a few samples and a lonely viola slowly a mesmerising sensation emerges. Though after about half an hour of music, it's difficult to escape the feeling of wanting just something that could stir everything up a little bit. Maybe that more of Mr Bowes beautiful deep voice or a small change in the tempo would have done the trick, but now all the songs become too similar to each other and cloud themselves.
However, if the first seven tracks had been singled out and released as a mini album instead, it would surely have joined Attrition's splendid album "The Hidden Agenda" somewhere on the top.