Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/12/13 at 11:42 AM
I somehow made it through the whole thing. I'm not sure if I should be proud or ashamed. Proud that I aparently have strong powers of endurance in the face of torture. Ashamed because I sat through seven minutes of what may be proto-dubstep, ummmm music?
Posted by Malk in in sanity on 01/12/13 at 06:23 PM
My five year old daughter called it "boring" and said "that's getting irritating" about three minutes in. I'd say she's right on the money.
I would call it rhythm devoid of melody--not music.
Posted by Robb of Warren on 01/12/13 at 07:31 PM
I, too, sampled from several places in the recording. It sounds like living next door to a factory or natural gas pumping station.
Posted by mary in Texas on 01/12/13 at 07:49 PM
Jumped through it as well. I agree with Robb's little girl and mary, it is irritating and remindes one of factory sounds.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 01/13/13 at 08:15 AM
I skipped around, also. One of the points I stopped at reminded me of the opening bars of the "Shaft" theme song.
Posted by ScoutC on 01/13/13 at 10:42 AM
Having listened to all of it, I kinda like it. I'm not paying $60 for a cd though, maybe for a concert. It reminds me of Stomp. but in an industrial techno way. I think the main flaw is that the layers don't build fast enough, which was one of the things that made Stomp great. With the slow layering, the rhythm without melody comment is pretty much spot on.
Posted by Crazyfbs in USA on 01/13/13 at 12:05 PM
I'm guessing the drummer was the only one who came back after the last smoke break.
Posted by tadchem on 01/13/13 at 06:39 PM
At first, it sounded like early Pink Floyd being sampled, with some kind of a jazzy beat added about a minute in. it takes way too long to add in any variations. It also sounds totally synthetic. I'm pretty sure there are no real instruments used at all in this. All in all I found it uninspired and very boring.
Posted by Fritz on 01/14/13 at 10:29 AM
Meh, minor techno, barely worth a couple bucks a disk. If you want something hard to listen to try Lou Reed's *Metal Machine Music*, or some of my noise: