EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE
ALBUM A DIFFERENT DRUM RELEASE:
DECEMBER, 2001 REVIEW: JANUARY
as if John Giacobello has heard my unspoken wishes for where to take his
project Count to infinity. He has started a transformation from quite
anonymous club/dance music to obstinate electronic pop with a twist.
"Once is Not Enough" had the ideas, "Exploding Plastic
Inevitable" realises many of them. Perhaps the most noticeable change
can be shown through the thumping bass and catchiness of "Popism",
the second single off the album. All of the tracks have personalities
this time around, some of them stronger than others. The A Flock of Seagulls
cover "Space Age Love Song" is one of the weakest pieces of
the album, in my opinion, in spite of its release as a single.
What makes "Exploding Plastic Inevitable" intriguing is the
lively mix of sounds and rhythms, and to some extent Giacobello's limited
vocal range fits the music perfectly. It's not until Vladimir Valette
provides his beautiful vocals on "China Blue" that it becomes
obvious what Count to Infinity's Akilles heal is. Still, this album, with
more electronic sounding synth sounds, makes me hungry for new material,
mainly due to talented song writing I didn't know existed.