Dulce Sky rides the periphery between a sort-of Dick Dale guitar garage rock and the Cult's late-'80s work. The mix is strange at times, but overall it seems to be two parts rock and one part experimentation, making the recording interesting if nothing else. But fortunately there is quite a bit more to Dulce Sky. They mention that some of their influences are Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and U2, of which the U2 sound is most prevalent, especially in the vocal work of Oliver Valenzuela. This is a fine recording that seems to have some ideas that hadn't totally evolved before they were committed to recording, but nevertheless, there are many redeeming qualities about both this ensemble and this recording. Fans of the indie guitar aesthetic will certainly enjoy this recording, as it incorporates many of the idiomatic traits that were prominent in the late-'80s work of Sonic Youth, Melvins, and some of the other bands that were doing indie guitar-based rock at the time.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Borghi