Conner Mulcahy (vocals/guitar), Gabriel Penunuri (vocals/keys) and Cole Schroeder (vocals/bass) are WhiteDot. Apparently it took them four years to make a six-song EP entitled Point. The band has a sound that combines a myriad of different styles from hip-hop to rock. The reference that came to mind was Gorillaz.
Right up front I will say that I think the band has a unique style. I liked the music a lot and how much thought they put into it. That why it's a shame the recording quality is extremely lo-fi. When I say lo-fi I mean really lo-fi. The mixes sound boxy with little to no separation. I could go on about the laundry list of engineering issues but this is far and away the thing they have to work on next time around.
The album opens with “Off” and I really liked the style. The music sounds disorienting but kind of unique and interesting at the same time. Unfortunately I could not make out the lyrics in any shape or form.
Up next is “Cotard Delusion” which sounds like it is coming from across a huge gym. I really have little to no idea what is actually happening. It’s confusing as I could barely make out any elements. It was like they deleted the instrument and just left the reverb.
“Circle C” has a little more foundation but not much. There is some inventive things going on but it sounds like it's all floating away. You hear some talent on other songs such as “Point” and “The End of the World (Is Over).”
The production on the EP needs to be far better if they are hoping to gain a large audience. Those are just facts. If you want to be competitive it has to meet some standards on engineering end. The band has some interesting ideas and I would really like to hear them reach their potential. As of right now this falls into a case of wait and see.
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