Get Your Music on Amazon!
Get Your Music on Amazon!

JFH Music Review


Eisley, Deep Space EP
CLICK COVER TO ENLARGE

Eisley
Deep Space EP



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 5 tracks: 19 minutes, 26 seconds
Street Date: February 14, 2012


There are some bands that just get it right most of the time. They assemble an album and the listener is left with pondering the excellence that their ears just consumed. This event occurs frequently with the band known as Eisley. However with their latest EP release, Deep Space, I'm not sure if I'm blown away or confused.

The EP opens with the underwhelming "Lights Out." The music sounds muddy and its minor key feel seems to open the album on a negative note. While it is not bad to begin albums with sadness (this was done very well on Eisley's debut full-length) this time around, it seems like the song would have been better placed somewhere else on the album. "Laugh It Off" is a welcoming track on the album with its ambient groovy feel. Just by listening, it seems that Darren King (the drummer of MuteMath and husband of Eisley's Stacy) has had an influence on their sound, which is wonderful.

"Deep Space" keeps the mellow feel but features some excellent vocals from the DuPree sisters. The eerie harmonies and evocative keys give the song real depth and is a real highlight of the EP. However "192 Days" takes the cake for being the best song on the album (it actually previously appeared on the band's 2009 Fire Kite EP in demo form). It's a sweet love song that recaptures the whimsical feel from Room Noises. The vocals and charming lyrics resonate as Sherri sings, "Baby, you're still driving me crazy, I've spent over one hundred and ninety-two days loving you and honestly it doesn't feel more than a day or three." It captures the feelings of the beginning of love very well.

The album concludes with the haunting "One Last Song." Musically, it is reminiscent of something you might hear on a Tim Burton film but with more substance. It's an excellent way to close the curtain and truly proves the point that the ending is what is the most important.

The Deep Space EP is by no means the band's best, but it does show wonderful spurts of their creativity and their new direction. However, it also feels more like a B-sides collection and it's obvious to see why they would be so. Nevertheless, people will still find something special here; it might not blow you away but you'll definitely be pondering about what you just listened to.

- Review date: 3/16/12, written by Ryan Barbee of Jesusfreakhideout.com



(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

 

. Record Label: Equal Vision
. Album length: 5 tracks: 19 minutes, 26 seconds
. Street Date: February 14, 2012
. Buy It: iTunes
. Buy It: Amazon Music (MP3)

  1. Lights Out (3:31)
  2. Laugh It Off (4:39)
  3. Deep Space (3:40)
  4. 192 Days (3:44)
  5. One Last Song (3:52)

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

                 
Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

Search JFH




This Friday, June 21, 2024
ALBUMS
Vanessa Bell Armstrong Today [Shanachie]
Melvin Crispell, III Covered, Vol. 1 - EP [RCAI]
Chris Ekiss Ainít That Like Jesus - EP [Provident]
Poet Voices It Wonít Be Long [StowTown]
Vineyard Kids Time to Fly [Integrity]

SINGLES
Anberlin Walk Alone - Single [Equal Vision]
Canyon Hills Worship Good To Me - Single [DREAM]
Lauren Daigle Be Okay (feat. Ellie Holcomb) - Single [Centricity]
Faith Worship Arts Boast - Single [DREAM]
Jordan Feliz Praise God for That - Single [Centricity]
Gable Price and Friends Jungle In The City - Single [Capitol CMG]
Hulvey Altar (Remix) [feat. Ciara] - Single [Reach]
iNTELLECT Revolution - Single [Polished Arrow]
Leigh Nash Unraveling - Single [Visionary]
Lakewood Music Oh How Worthy - Single [Lakewood]
Tamela Mann Working for Me - Single [Tillymann]
Peter Mattis Praise the Lord (Everything Within Me) [Live] - Single [Bethel Music]
MC Tempo Rude Boy Style - Single [Remaker Records]
One Pursuit MSC Wanted (Live) - Single (independent)
Planetshakers Delight (Live) - Single [Venture3Media]

Next Friday, June 28, 2024
ALBUMS
Brotality It Feeds - EP (independent)
Brandon Heath Can We Go Home Now - EP [Centricity]
My Epic Loriella [Tooth & Nail]
Lacey Sturm Kenotic Metanoia: Deluxe Edition [Followspot/The Fuel]

SINGLES
Sleeping At Last Bloom (Eros) - Single (independent)
Brandon Lake x Phil Wickham House of God - Single [Provident]

For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new EP from Saved By Skarlet!



Listen to the new Album From Millennial Reign!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images