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Laymar - Laymar (demo)

Reviewed by Ben on 27th August 2006

I received an e-mail the other week from three lads in the Manchester area; eager to send someone a copy of a home demo they made. Apparently home demo's are almost faux-pas in the music world as they represent something unpolished and to an extent a lazy effort. However, I too am familiar with having to use the bare minimum when people are excited by live work.

What they don't have is money for an elaborate 'get-up' to record with, so the quality isn't the best, but hardly is it inaudible. What they have, though, is three songs showing the different side to the Manchester music scene; an amalgamation of post-rock and trip hop which never trails off into tedium. If this is an example of what the band are live, then high hopes should be expected when they have the time to record in a studio. Well worth a trip to see if they're in your town, with Juvenile Whole Life their standout track in my opinion.

Rating: 7/10
Website: myspace.com/laymarmusic

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