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Chemistry Experiment - Round The Corner Dutch Zebra

  by Tommy Gunnarsson

published: 7 / 7 / 2002

Chemistry Experiment - Round The Corner Dutch Zebra
Label: Fortuna POP!
Format: 7"


"Very average lo-fi indiepop" from group with sensationally absurd and strange biography

If you check out the website of the Chemistry Experiment, you will find a biography that is so sensationally absurd and strange that you will have to question it’s credibility. But if it really is true, I really think that this band deserves all the success they can get. They have so far released two EP’s ('Aqua de Beber' on their own Short Fuse label and 'Be My Postman' on Fortuna Pop) and an album('The Giraffe Album' on Artists Against Success), and even more than that if that biography isn’t lying. This, their third EP, is the first material I have heard by them, and judging by the words I have read on the internet about their previous efforts, these must be their most serious songs, as the reviews of the album talks about the Chemistry Experiment as something of a novelty band. 'Round The Corner Dutch Zebra' contains three songs, 'Gulag Arpeggio', 'Anti-Glacier Song' and 'The Elusive Ryan Davey'. The second song is actually the answer to the first song. 'Gulag Arpeggio' especially makes me think of Felt, and that can’t be a bad thing, but the rest of the EP doesn’t speak that much to me. I think it’s very average lo-fi indiepop, and I have a hard time to understand why people have said that they are so great. Maybe I should check out their previous releases though before I think of them as crazy.

Track Listing:-
1 Gulag Arpeggio
2 Anti-Glacier Song
3 The Elusive Ryan Davey

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