Wide-Open Little Heart Industrial Rock The Fair Attempts Industrial rock project The Fair Attempts, the duo of Friendly Timo (vocals, instruments) and Starwing (vocals), have quite a busy year ahead of themselves. Their new single 'Wide-Open Little Heart' not only brings forth a fun and thrashy industrial rock track, but marks the beginning of a path to their forthcoming album Signals. Friendly Timo has stated that the production is going to be "very dark and heavy", noting that the single is about an introvert who escapes the real world but giving in to their inner realities. The conflict is personal, as Friendly Timo explained that he himself felt like "some kind of monster" as he felt this conflict to both be a part of something else yet constantly wanting to withdraw from it nonetheless. Themes aside, what I am given here is a pretty damned good song! 'Wide-Open Little Heart' begins with a slightly distorted bass but quickly turns into a thrashy and energetic industrial rock banger within ten seconds. Electro bits that guide the guitar along fulfills The Fair Attempts' vision as sounding futuristic. Quite honestly, after having played through the entirety of Cyberpunk 2077 twice now, I could easily see this song on the soundtrack to the game. Friendly Timo's voice, while not anything special or outrageous, gets the job done in delivering thematic lyrics. There's a good pause in the action that begins around the two-and-a-half minute mark. The beat turns down a notch and at the three-minute mark I was handed a decent, but standard, Holy-sounding ambient solo. It did lead nicely back into the main tune of the track, but alone it didn't do much for me. Nonetheless, 'Wide-Open Little Heart' is a great song that introduces us to what The Fair Attempts have in store for 2021. With more singles on the horizon and a full-length not too far away, it's hard not to be excited for what's coming next. Seven out of ten! Awesome job! This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
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The Fair Attempts - Wide-Open Little Heart

7.0
"Good"
Released off label 2021
Industrial rock project The Fair Attempts, the duo of Friendly Timo (vocals, instruments) and Starwing (vocals), have quite a busy year ahead of themselves. Their new single 'Wide-Open Little Heart' not only brings forth a fun and thrashy industrial rock track, but marks the beginning of a path to their forthcoming album Signals. Friendly Timo has stated that the production is going to be "very dark and heavy", noting that the single is about an introvert who escapes the real world but giving in to their inner realities. The conflict is personal, as Friendly Timo explained that he himself felt like "some kind of monster" as he felt this conflict to both be a part of something else yet constantly wanting to withdraw from it nonetheless. 

Themes aside, what I am given here is a pretty damned good song! 'Wide-Open Little Heart' begins with a slightly distorted bass but quickly turns into a thrashy and energetic industrial rock banger within ten seconds. Electro bits that guide the guitar along fulfills The Fair Attempts' vision as sounding futuristic. Quite honestly, after having played through the entirety of Cyberpunk 2077 twice now, I could easily see this song on the soundtrack to the game. Friendly Timo's voice, while not anything special or outrageous, gets the job done in delivering thematic lyrics. There's a good pause in the action that begins around the two-and-a-half minute mark. The beat turns down a notch and at the three-minute mark I was handed a decent, but standard, Holy-sounding ambient solo. It did lead nicely back into the main tune of the track, but alone it didn't do much for me. 

Nonetheless, 'Wide-Open Little Heart' is a great song that introduces us to what The Fair Attempts have in store for 2021. With more singles on the horizon and a full-length not too far away, it's hard not to be excited for what's coming next. Seven out of ten! Awesome job! 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Apr 15 2021

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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