A Sectioned Beam (2004) On A Sectioned Beam , the EP follow-up to last spring's The Incomplete Triangle , Lansing-Dreiden check their overbaked art-school pretensions at the recording-studio door… 2004-11-16 Lansing-Dreiden
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A Sectioned Beam (2004)

Details Release Date: Nov 16, 2004; Lead Performance: Lansing-Dreiden

On A Sectioned Beam, the EP follow-up to last spring's The Incomplete Triangle, Lansing-Dreiden check their overbaked art-school pretensions at the recording-studio door and deliver a heady mix built around ambitious Pet Sounds-style orchestrations. ''Spectrum of Vapor'' revels in delicate chamber-pop melodies, while ''A Sectioned Beam'' is a bouncy dose of new wave. One false note: bonus cut ''The First Response,'' when leaden percussion and twee faux British vocals take over.

Originally posted Nov 26, 2004 Published in issue #794 Nov 26, 2004 Order article reprints