One of RAD's favorite bands, Ajax has finally released a
terrific little EP called "Aphrodite." Not to say that "Ex-
Junkie" was getting a little old, but it was great to hear a few
more songs from this clearly talented duo. Let me first say
that all five tracks on the CD are spectacular. You cannot go
wrong with this CD.
That Ajax are no strangers to the production room really
shows through on this release. This is a very clean and
musically moving release. The members of Ajax have been around
since 1989 although they haven't released 12 to 15 songs per
year. When they're not performing Ajax stuff, they are doing
a lot of musical work (see the interview in RAD Archives).
Every song on "Aphrodite" is really powerful, but especially
"Experience No 2," "Ex-Junkie-Trent Vedder mix" (yes THE Trent
Vedder came into the studio to work with them on this one), and
"Once in a While."
Aphrodite is "a collection of tracks that unfolds
emotionally," according to lead singer Mitchel. "We're just
trying to show there ar. "We're just
trying to show there are layers to any given situation." The
CD is really a progression, a musical tale that takes you
through these situations. It finishes with "Once in a While,"
which is the best song on the CD and really makes you think
about exactly what Mitchel is trying to say about layers in
situations, time, and understanding. "Aphrodite" is a great EP.
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