So, I’ll skip my reservations on the cassette thing and go straight into saying, I think the music coming out of Baltimore, MD is wonderful. Expert Alterations are no exception to this fact. Think of them as like a Gang of Four, Joy Division type of thing. What I enjoy most is the simplicity of it all, they aren’t trying to be great musicians, they aren’t trying to sing like a god, they are just playing music. Each track is a semblance of yesteryear bands when they didn’t want to be typical, the post-punk movement into new wave. I feel the same thing here, they aren’t what is what everyone wants: the faux-pop folk tune that is extremely catchy. I love what Expert Alterations is doing here, which is being honest. Playing music that love, that I love, and that truly, truly makes a difference in the music scene. Good on you guys.
Unfortunately, the cassette is sold out (SHWAA?) and even if it wasn’t, who has a cassette player these days? However their music can be heard on Bandcamp.
Sound Quality: (4.5 / 5) Composition: (4.5 / 5) Musicianship: (4 / 5) Artwork: (4 / 5) Lyrics: (4.5 / 5) Average: (4.3 / 5)