----- 'Absolute is: intellectual lyrics coupled with raw instrumentation. The band has an unorhtodox yet smart sense about it's music, which features complex rhythms and a vast range of musical stylings. From funk to blues, punk to alternative, Absolute's guitar and bass riffs are unmistakably intelligent.' -Time Out, entertainment news excerpt 'I love a good beginning, something that moves me, keeps me interested, makes me perk up.. This song does that, love the beginning fellas and rest of the song had a better light shining on it because of the beginning.' -Garageband.com review of 'Dissonant' 'This tune has some bizarre drum work. It reminds me of early Bill Bruford. This is tight, but off kilter ...which makes it stand out among all of the generic 'in the box' writing that I have been hearing. This band has a strange but smart sense of time. It's tight.' -Garageband.com review of 'Who I Am' 'Pretty good tune, kinda grabbed me into the music. Like that singers voice. Could wail a tune without screamin at me. Guitars were wicked mid song. good ending!! Rock on!!' -Garageband.com review of 'On My Way' ----- Conceived in the musically diverse Elmira, NY... Marty Dobranski, Kevin Savino-Riker, and Eric Laux come together to form ABSOLUTE, a band who's music jumps boundaries from hard rock to punk, funk, alternative, and even something on the bluesy side. This movement is starting to be recognized as 'Post-Grunge,' where the music's still hard, but there's a lot more thought and emotion poured into the mixture. Eric, Marty, and Kevin formed Absolute in 1995, when they were all just beginning high school. What began with Eric slapping a Rogue bass, Kevin hurting himself on a shoddy, nameless drumset from Germany, and Marty strumming away on an old Epiphone as they played Weezer and Nirvana covers, soon matured into an innovative and talented creative body. Absolute achieved local popularity playing 'open-mic' nights, several highschool events, coffeehouse gigs, and private parties... gaining fans and earning valuable experience along the way. The band knew they were on to something with this new brand of music, driven by unique dual lead-vocals, after a fantastic 'came-from-nowhere' finish at the Corning Battle of the Bands in 1999. Their performance granted them the opportunity to spend four hours in a recording studio to make as much music as they could. They managed to walk out of the studio with seven completely cut and mixed tracks, and a thirst for so much more. Consequently, Absolute decided not to play a single gig during the summer of 2000. Instead, they locked themselves in a basement and re-wrote almost all of their songs, all the while writing new material. Armed with this wealth of ideas and a lot of energy, Absolute met with Will Russell and recorded their debut album in 21 hours over August 5-6 at Electric Wilburland Studio in Newfield, NY. Absolute's album, 'collage,' is also currently available through their website.
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