to the post-Pixies generation of alternative bands, 20 Minute Loop
brings on the guitars and male/female vocal interplay that was at
the core of that influential group's sound, while putting its own
futuristic and gentle spin on the blueprint for modern alterna music.
Vocalist and keyboardist Kelly Atkins and guitarist and vocalist
Greg Giles share the bulk of the songwriting, and together they've
created their own world of song simultaneously bleak and
melancholic but nonetheless hopeful. The sadness comes in the form
of spooky and downbeat melodies (as on "Jubilation"),
but there's a lighter take on "Moses" and especially on
"All Manner," with its lovely "la la la" choruses.
Doubt, fear, and cynicism are covered over by shining, ascending
melodies ("Force of Habit"). There's an undaunted quality
to the strength and determination of 20 Minute Loop's sound and
a soulfulness all too rare during the icy age of early-21st century
rock." ~ Denise Sullivan: All Music Guide