Ya-Ne-Zniyoo – All is Not Lost – CD
(Ya-Ne-Zniyoo) Infectious is a good description of this CD. I don’t know what it is but the tunes just take over your brain. The first track is a good example. While the lyrics seem off center at first, they keep popping up in my head. I mean what the hell is “Razor dog, Razor dog, get out of here with your sharp claws,” suppose to mean anyway. Still I find myself singing the words all the time, much to the chagrin of my girlfriend.
I believe the secret is the catchiness of the music and how well the lyrics become a part of the music via the sound of the individual words. With is city-scape drum beats and snap shot lyrics, “Cop Show” is a song that gains greater meaning with each listen and is by far my favorite tune on this release.
I’m hard pressed to come up with a band that has a similar sound, which means this group gets another point for originality. While I didn’t get too much into the slower tunes, I still feel this is a wonderful CD overall.
And for those wondering where in the hell the band got it’s name from, or what it means. All I can say is I don’t know.
– Mite Mutant (2003)