Olympus Mons - Let The First Time Be The Last

Ollie Cornish 08/09/2008

Rating: 4/5

Not only do Olympus Mons have a great name they're also a band of considerable talent. Let The First Time Be The Last is all jazz chords and angular rhythms. Competing bass and guitar lines collide to create a plethora of colour and depth in the music, the glistening production allowing you to hear every little nuance and eccentricity in the graceful music. Aaron's voice meanders over the top of everything, his intricately woven lyrics and distinctive voice bring the whole package together.

Let The First Time Be The Last sounds like a more urgent The Cat Empire mixed with the abstract melodies and rhythms of At the Drive In. It's a compelling mixture that makes essential listening.