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The Membrane Domain

Compilation Review

"The Immutable Record, Volume 1"

Blind Records

Sunday's Child's "Solitaire" is a hard-edged pop-alternative near-anthem.

"Cathedral" is Soma Holiday's nineties spin on ABC/Culture Club-era pop.

Eye to Eye delivers "Arkanska," an R&B ska-lite entry.

La Touche' fiddles its way through danceable alternative cajun country pop on "Waltz of the Little One."

"She Says" is a crafted, soft, airy alternative pop song from Wookin' Pa Nub.

Athens, GA's Vigilantes of Love open with an infectious groove that diffuses into a steadier beat on "Freight Train to Nowhere."

"Hindsight" is somewhat funky, mid-tempo alternative from Fiddle While It Burns.

"Uncle John's Funk" is Cheap Cookies' funky, punky, loud entry.

Stick Man's "Story" is a powerful, aggressive, 20-minute, punk/alternative metal music experience jammed into 3:13.

"What in the World" is a powerful, catchy, top-notch, worth-hearing, Simple Minds-ish tune from White Out.

Klipspringer's "Cliffhanger" is slightly alternative pop with an attitude.

Empty Grave's "Shatter Your World" is a buzzing, humming, meandering musical journey.

The Call's Michael Been delivers "We Know Too Much" in his trademark powerful, eventful, uncategorizably rocking way.

Sandbox's "15" is Dylan-meets-R.E.M., soft-touch pop-alternative.

Pietzsche Nietzsche's "Vegetable Matter" is well-performed, odd, lurching, rough-edged, Elvis-and-Weird Al-do-alternative.

What Dogs Dream About's "Lemonade" is like rough-hewn Flock of Seagulls.

You'll recognize the big-time moves on "Motivator," Perfect Tommy's slick techno dance track.

"Jester's Crown" is "She Blinded Me with Science"-era Thomas Dolby-style pop from Every Eye Closed.

Pipeline closes the disc with songwriting-and-strong vocals-driven strummer "Back to Life."

- Geoff Wilbur