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ALEDA
THE INVENTION OF TIME
GHETTO CRUSH

Brooklyn, NY quartet Aleda's sinewy '90s alt-rock vibes dominate their eight-track excursion THE INVENTION OF TIME, as parts of Jesus Lizard, Hum, Beck, and Trust Company fade in and out of the immense swirls of atmospheric guitars while the rhythm section's enormous presence shapeshifts on the title cut and "The Both of Us". Channeling the dark-edged side of the spectrum, these cats make rainy day rock with Nirvana-esque subtleties that still sound pertinent in songs like "Chemical Drive", whereas songs like "Better to Burn" prefer to launch into space with Soundgarden-like heft. Dense and rich, Aleda succeeds in creating a massive wall of sound that engulfs the ears and takes you for a wild ride, revealing a shared tender fragility with the few heavy bands such as Jawbreaker, Quicksand, Far who similarly illuminated warts and scars with an unadulterated sense of grace.
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- Mike SOS