Signal To Noise: Course Grind

Side 1:

  1. Fractured Mind
  2. Submission

Side 2:

  1. Twilight
  2. The 12th Hour

Fractured Mind reminds me highly of Gashed Senses & Crossfire era FLA, complete with the sampling style, and lyrical content. The vocals range from very dry to a Bill Leeb Canuck sound, and the percussive work is upbeat and dancey without sounding techno. Mild electronic dance with a message. Submission, by far the longest track of the EP starts out slowly building, layering samples, and after around two minutes moves into the the most aurally addictive three key synth distortion I've heard in a long time. It resembles the sound a walkman cassette player makes just before the batteries die, a low droning of bass, followed by a light annoyance of static, all occuring in less than one second. The sound makes for a very catchy, almost dancey mood to the track.

Twilight begins with a rather long fifties horror movie sample, and jumps into a bell-like percussion, a light techno style beat, samples, and a swaying string section, making for a mesmerizing audio jubilee of stylistic impression. Sort of a mid-east tribal dance meets western electronic music, complete with samples invoking thoughts of magick. The 12th Hour takes a slow bassline, adds rattling percussion, and takes on the appearance of FLA light complete with lyrics, and pulsing dance rhythms. Overall, a very good first release, albeit mildly resembling Front Line Assembly at times, three out of the four tracks have a style of their own. If you enjoy light dancey electronik music, pick up this release.

Arts Industria
23784 SR 2
South Bend, IN 46619


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