I had to put music on a back burner for five or six weeks while I looked for a new place to live and then move there, but I am now pretty much settled in to my new digs, so back to work I go.
Someone else looking for a good home is Modern Charms—one of the bands featured on Vibrato 12.01. Band member Mark Palm was nice enough to send me an MP3 copy of the self-titled six-song EP Modern Charms would like to release as soon as they find a label to help them do so.
The first two songs on this EP—which can be previewed here—are easily the strongest, but I did find one other song good enough to go on my iPod, “Epsilon”. Even though half of the songs were headed to my iPod, I was still leaning toward a three-and-a-half star rating before trying an experiment with the song order that I think makes a world of difference. The third song, “Falling Sun” is the slowest/quietest song on the EP and it seemed to kill the momentum created by the first two. When I moved it to fifth, however, it fit perfectly, continuing the gradual slowing of “Ancient Cities” and preceding the obvious closer, “Silver Lanterns”.
Modern Charms by Modern Charms (©2012 Modern Charms)
01. When We Get There (3:11)
02. Someday (5:36)
03. Falling Sun (5:49)
04. Epsilon (5:08)
05. Ancient Cities (4:09)
06. Silver Lanterns (6:21)