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Based On Actual Events

by Unfinished Thought

Beautiful female vocals with elements of dark wave, industrial, electronica, metal, goth, etherealism, ambient, dark rock, and even pop music. A true original.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Through Crowded Rooms
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2. Sidewalks
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3. By The Time You Read This
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4. Umbrella
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5. Probabilities
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6. Evening
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7. Don't Stop Raindrop
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8. The Order Of Detail
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9. Perfectly Still
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10. The Timid
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11. Silhouette
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12. Coming Back
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Album Notes
Dark rock innovators Unfinished Thought bring you a story...

...of never ending sleep
...of forever deepening concern
...of unavoidable consequence

A story that cleverly shifts back and forth through time revealing the tragic details that have led to the mysterious disappearance of an unforgettable individual. The Timid is a lonely recluse unsuccessfully managing his own mental instability and deepening depression. When a series of seemingly random events bring him face to face with the chance to take his own life or start anew in a memoryless world, he must decide his final destination before fate chooses for him. Based On Actual Events chronicles the last days of The Timid's life as he battles unimaginable coincidence, cruel circumstance, accidental insanity, hopeless insignificance and the frightening vulnerability that is naturally created by the presence of human thought.

Following up on the unexpected independent success of their 2002 debut album, Becoming Aware, dark rock perfectionists Unfinished Thought have returned with an album that solidifies the duo's status as one of independent music's most original and creative forces. Based On Actual Events is a genre defying collection of songs that spotlights the unparalleled precision and forceful elegance that defines Unfinished Thought's decidedly unique sound.

Stacey Nelson's magnetic voice demands unconditional emotional attention while at the same time stealing hope from any thought that once resembled a happy ending. From a soft whisper to a soaring three part harmony, her vocal talents glide each song to completely perfect dimensions. Unfinished Thought's unconventional song structure lends itself well to the compelling lyrics that carefully decorate each track on this dark, schizophrenic album. At times seeming to barely be able to manage their own perceived randomness and at other times in complete understanding of the premeditated confusion that created them, the lyrics fall delicately into a soundscape of threatening synthesizers and razor sharp bass lines. These elements combine with crashing walls of distorted guitars and multiple layers of intricate rhythm to produce a sound that breathes freshness into the state of modern independent music.

Based On Actual Events is a progressively precise turning point for the unconventional mind that can't quite come in from the rain. It's thoughtful. It's careful. It calculated, unique. It's about being lonely. It's about passing time. It's about the reasons you're still thinking through. It's a shade from every angle and it's all coming true.

Unfinished Thought Background Information:

Following up on the unexpected independent success of their 2002 debut album, Becoming Aware, dark rock innovators Unfinished Thought have returned with an album that solidifies the duo's status as one of independent music's most original and creative forces. Their brand new release, Based On Actual Events, is a genre defying collection of songs that spotlights the unparalleled precision and forceful elegance that defines Unfinished Thought's decidedly unique sound. "Uniqueness has been a blessing and a curse for us" explains producer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Kiser. "Every band wants to say that they sound like nothing you've ever heard before. Obviously comparisons can be drawn between any two given sounds, but our music tends to drift freely between multiple genres. I think we have more of the 'nothing you've ever heard before' element than most bands that have surfaced in the past several years."

Combining the more abrasive elements of dark wave, industrial, electronica, metal and goth with the more melodic components of etherealism, ambient, dark rock, and even pop music, Unfinished Thought have crafted a sound all their own. "Our audience tends to find their way to us through the darker channels like goth and industrial, but quickly realize that we have a lot more going on than most bands in those genres" continues Kiser.

Released in April of 2004, Based On Actual Events shows an acoustic maturity and unexpected evolution for Unfinished Thought. With concise, intelligent song arrangements and a concept album feel, the new release from Unfinished Thought highlights the strengths of the previous album while introducing the depths to which this duo is unafraid to explore. A brand new DVD was also released in April 2004 containing a unique and stirring video for the new song "Umbrella".

With two albums on record and a steadily growing fan base to support them, Unfinished Thought now turn their focus to the live stage. Rehearsals have begun for shows slated to begin in Fall 2004. As the buzz surrounding this duo continues to grow daily, Unfinished Thought are proud to look back on their past successes and look forward to propelling themselves further into the forefront of modern independent music.


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I'd expect nothing less
This cd is just as amazing as Unfinished Thought's first. I bought it the second it was released and worship it to this day. I love you Cory! *laughs*

Leith Noweder

If you like Evanescence and Unfinished Thought's first CD, Becoming Aware, you'll love Based on Actual Events. It's superb. Joe Kiser and Stacey Nelson are musical masters. Stacey's vocals are mesmerizing and the music is auditory gold. This CD puts UT to the number 1 spot on my Best Musicians list, right above Evanescence.

Yvonne Glasgow - Music Revue Magazine

Unfinished Thought portrays what all music should strive for - excellent vocals, driving instrumentation and a sound that makes you NEED to listen. Unfinished Thought have a great edge. They have an interesting outlook and their music is way above par. Don't hesitate to check out this CD!


Definitley worth checking out and listening to numerous times!
I find this most interesting as the album cover befits the production of the tunes. Dark vocals with chantish and mantraic qualities are present through out almost all works. There a a number of very dancable tunes. I was pleasantly surprized.


Lots of originality moody melodic beautiful !
This band is talented great sound like the mood of there songs takes me there every time Big Fan!!!!!!


Sounds mysteriously familiar and new at the same time.
I think the fact that the work is "uncooked and unprocessed" makes it reach deeper than many of the commercialized, approval-hungry bands out there today. I commend UT for stimulating my mind with thought-provoking lyrics and for challenging established formulas of sound with an intricacy belonging only to them. I used up an entire set of batteries on this album alone (primarily because I couldn't get enough of Perfectly Still and Silhouette). This is an excellent follow-up of the first album. I look foreword to more masterpieces in the future!


awsome band!
truely reffreshing! unfinished thought offer a unique escape from day to day static.. give them a go!
im going to buy some aditional coppies as presents for some friends.


Loved it
I love this band. My favorite songs wolud have to be: Umbrella, Though Crowded Rooms and Coming Back.

All songs got 5 stars


Shockingly beautiful sophmore album
Unfinished Thought's sophmore album exceeded my expectations... following their first, Becoming Aware, I didn't think it could improve as much as it did. They grew as a band and musically it's just as unique and shocking as the first. It has a range of different songs that include piano ballads and darker heavier music. The CD is an experience and enlightening mentally, musically, and it is like no other.


quickly obsessed with this band, extremely great music
Unfinished Thought Is a truly amazing band who's music is not quite like anyone i've heard before. The mixture of the different styles of music is something that i have not heard before. The music is absolutely breath taking. Stacey Nelson, the main vocalist, has such a beautifull voice, that the very first time i heard the album i was hooked.
Unfinished Thought has quickly become one of my favorite groups due to the fact that they have Made this album like nothing else i have ever heard. Every song has a different style, and they still made their entire album great. No need for program buttons with this CD as it was all amazing.
In Finishing i would like to say that Unfinished Thought is a truly amazing band and if you would like to hear some more of their music a great place to find their music would be their website at www.unfinishedthrought.com . I am more then happy to give this band 5/5 stars
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