Unintended

The Unintended

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The Unintended's self-titled release is drifting, gauzy post-psychedelia with gently buzzing guitar, ethereal organ, and trembling disembodied-sounding vocals. The trippy music of late-'60s artists such as Pink Floyd is an obvious touchstone, though there's a kind of moody postmodern lack of focus to this group's take on the genre. A combination such as this is attractive on the surface, at least for those listeners who want to disconnect from the normal plane of existence in some sonic fashion. But the sound's too homogeneous, and the lyrics too nonspecific, to leave much more than the fleeting sensation you might be able to get by taking any number of mildly mind-altering substances. More use of acoustic guitar and vocal harmony helps distinguish this from some other similarly intended efforts, with "Angel," for instance, sounding a little like a more brooding, more country-influenced Simon & Garfunkel.

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