Review: P.A.L.A.S. – Quantify Direction EPTweet
Better late than never and when something’s good, it’s always worth saying. Quantify Direction is the debut EP (or, ‘first offering of artificial intelligence’, as the band like to put it) of up and coming Irish act P.A.L.A.S. The beat act keep a low profile but after releasing Quantify Direction last year, the band have gone on to release a full length album and Goldenplec decided that you should hear about them.
Opening with Perogative, the EP delivers the sense of A.I., computer generated electro noise the band are aiming for. The build and styles used manage to sound plausibly animatronic, but still possess a little soul that only humans can produce (sorry P.A.L.A.S., we know it’s ye). Interdict Life is a little more dormant in terms of computer wizardry and instead offers an eerie, urban loneliness. Not one that’ll belt out across the nation’s dance floors, but not something you’ll be switching off either.
Third track, Logic, is definitely the EP’s crowing glory. Happier, faster and more intense than Perogative but still giving that computer generated sound the band are craving for. It lacks some key necessities for mass enjoyment but has more than enough to sell to anyone still going at 2am on a Saturday night in Tripod. Slayer’s Dance makes for a great follow up. Rather than running back to a quieter sound for the EP’s closing, they extended out the depth of Logic and have added a bellowing key, making the final punch a little harder.
Worth checking out for any beat heads and a great first release from a new band. It’s free to download / stream at the groups Bandcamp page so what are you waiting for?