Celadon Candy - Cc:
- Artist: Celadon Candy
- EP: Cc:
- Label: Kounterfeit Records
- Year of Release: 2010
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- Reviewed by: paperdollface on 2010-11-15
You'd never guess by listening to their first 3-song EP, that Paul Allgood and Jason Bowden (Celadon Candy) are coming out of the sweet South, North Carolina to be exact. Yes, these former members of Wedlock (a techno-y/pop/funk hybrid group) have burst through the glass ceiling, and are shattering the stereotypes of the electro-pop genre with full force.
Their first release is a modest EP that boasts a sound reminiscent of the dance pop of the 1980's, blended with the industrial revival of the 1990's, yet stands alone in it's arrangement in such a way that it's hard to pinpoint a specific influence. One thing, though is certain: these two musicians present a unique quality in their pairing that's both intriguing and inviting.
The EP's first track, Sweet, pulses with electricity and a synth driven rhythm similar to the likes of Skinny Puppy, while the middle track, Broken, takes a darker turn with a shadowy undercurrent and emotionally charged lyrics.
While listening to the final track (my favorite of the three), Undercutter, I found myself reliving the days I spent on the dance floor of underground industrial clubs, where the scent of patchouli and clove cigarettes filled the air, and Type O Negative records spun away the cares of all of us that felt misunderstood. It sums up a feeling that's slightly familiar, and yet bubbling with mystery.
Though the execution and structure of the songs may have a few less favorable points, the daring originality of style pulls enough weight to win the listener over in the end.
Overall, infectious dance beats and a catchy tempo, paired with haunting vocals and poignant lyrics, help Celadon Candy to mix up a delicious recipe that's capable of crossing multiple genres and dispelling any electro-pop myths.
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on 2010-11-04 Sabriel Said:
cool stuff paul and jason,wishing u all d best
on 2010-11-04 Florrie Said:
music is god and celadon candy is the method to have god in the form of complete satisfaction and pleasureable music
on 2010-11-04 ohanko Said:
thanks for releasing undercutter.
you are doing a great job guys,keep it up.
on 2010-11-04 Magena Said:
your music is like the heartbeat of my boyfriend..
on 2010-11-02 nitii Said:
Celadon canday your music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
on 2010-11-02 frenchester Said:
Celadon candy's music is the medicine of my mind.
on 2010-11-02 blacky Said:
Celadon candy music cleanses the understanding; inspires me, and lifts me into a realm which i would not reach if it were left to myself....thanks guys
on 2010-11-02 john Said:
There is nothing in the world so much like celadon candy's music is....
on 2010-11-02 merry Said:
After listening your music i would suggest others that, take a CC music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
on 2010-11-02 khan456 Said:
Your music is full of life. Its awesome to hear you guys. Keep inspiring us in future as well.
on 2010-10-30 tom Said:
Nice Music Guys....Love it
on 2010-10-30 mike Said:
Yes I love your songs celadon candy....your music is awsome
on 2010-10-30 ear431 Said:
Beat and beat and beat....... love to hear undercutters beats :D...keep it up guys
on 2010-10-30 esh231 Said:
CC....I just love to hear your marvelous voice....guys you are rocking............
on 2010-10-27 Moon Said:
Celadon candy is rocking star & songs beats are awesome .. Love to listen more & more & more ......................
on 2010-10-27 rocky147 Said:
rocking music ....love CC and best wishes for CC...........
on 2010-10-26 haiylee_sky Said:
I love Celadon Candy! Theyre music is so fun and upbeat. My favorite of the songs is "Undercutter" i hope to hear lots more from them!
on 2010-10-26 nauman Said:
Nice music....and sound is awesom....Love this one...Undercutter song is cutting my heart :)
on 2010-10-26 raza147 Said:
lovely music and sound.rocking band.....going up in music industry...all the best for CC
on 2010-10-26 Princess Said:
Celadon candy is a rocking guy and impressive music. i have heard him for the first time and hope to hear more new rocking songs from him.
on 2010-10-26 alisa Said:
Hi, its alisa here. I just love celadon candy band. They guys are rocking. Especially their song "undercutter" has made me impressed because of them. When i listened them for the first time, i felt i fall in love with this song. I want to hear them more.................