Prescription Fiction, Part 1
A six song EP from Pharmacose entitled, “Prescription Fiction, Vol 1”, has a very melodic modern sound to the recording. Starting off with the song, “Alternate Reality”, the band walks the alternative line of past and present instrumentation and vocals.
“Checked Out” - slows the time down a bit but continues the strong, catchy, choruses from the first tune.
“The Clearing” starts things off with a few bars of electronica before the guitars come in and drive the song into overdrive. Nice use of melody on this tune as well. The band has a knack for keeping the melody within each song structure.
Next up is, “Victory At Wit’s End” - more mainstream overall and has the ingredients to be a strong single and/or music video.
“I Keep Dreaming Of The Sun” has a hypnotic introduction and more atmosphere than some of the other tracks.
The EP ends with, “Perfect Pharmaceutical”. A mix of styles just like the other songs on this release, it is a perfect cap to a strong release.
This release was a pleasant surprise. The more modern sounding alternative rock bands rarely do anything for me but Pharmacose was the exception. I’m not totally sold on the vocal approach but I do know this style of vocals is popular with many fans out there. The musicianship and the recording quality are all top notch. This is a release worth checking out!
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