The Third Face album by Malory reviewed at Somewhere Cold:
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"Malory: The Third Face (Supermodern, 2005)
Hailing from Germany, Malory brings to the table lush sounds and
gentle, engaging vocals. The band consists of Jorg Kohler (vox, bass,
and programming), Daniel Hammer (guitar, programming, and vox),
Daniela Neuhauster (vocals and guitar), and Jorg Jakel (drums). The
Third Face is Malory's new offering and it is their first since 2002.
From what I hear on this disc, the wait for the new album was more
than worth the wait. Malory is shoegaze at its best, with shimmering
guitars and breathy vox.
The Third Face begins with "Sleeper." This is a mid-tempo song with a
backbeat, soaring guitars, and Jorg's fantastically gentle vocals.
The bass work is subtle and perfect while the keys lay down an calm
ocean of sound for the rest of the music to lie upon. Neuhauster and
Kohler's vox play off one another as they support each other's
voices. "Silence Flows Through Noise" begins with spacey keys that
are soft and floating. Then, an almost danceable backbeat comes into
play. This is filled out with great bass work and Neuhauster's and
Kohler's vocals. The variations in the sounds are subtle, but
fantastic, showing that they are adept at both songwriting and
mixing. Their sound is captivating and hypnotic. "She Has Gone"
begins with bass, keys, and Kohler's vox. This song reminds me a lot
of Slowdive in its feel and sound. Eventually, this changes and
Malory's sound starts to creep out from under their influences. I
really like when Neuhauster backs up Kohler because her voice is so
subtle and a perfect companion to Kohler's soft, male vocals."