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11 September 2003

The Volta Sound, Fast Light with Radio Signal (Elephant Stone)
Another EP from another shoegazing band. The first two tracks here ("Henri Chinaski" and "Ano Domination") work pretty well, but it's nothing that you haven't heard before. The guitars drone, the voices sound like they're strung out on some kind of illicit substance, and the sound swells and retreats as expected. But Spiritualized is still the king of the hill when it comes to this stuff. The last three tracks on Fast Light are completely worthless, with "Zen Is Everywhere" being an utterly boring acoustic number that feels out of place. The Volta Sound have a long way to go before they create anything even halfway interesting. Stick to the classics; this one belongs in the bargain bin.
      — Jason Thompson

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