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Gridlock: Sickness

  1. Sickness
  2. Pulvis Et Umbra Sumus
  3. Frantic
  4. Metro

Gridlock lies somewhere between the wandering ambience of Delerium and the programming and lyrical style of Mentallo & The Fixer yet totally devoid of vocal samples. Complex rhythmic percussion fluctuates seamlessly with the chosen subdued vocal style to create an envelope of sound which encompasses the listener. Gridlock has really taken it's time in developing a intricate musical arrangement which if removed from the contextual lyrics could coexist within a soundtrack of a film. The minimalistic lyrics evoke a wide variety of emotional despair which is used to draw the audience in concert with the music. The final track of the demo, Metro, is unique. It was written by Berlin, in 1982 and is one of the few 'industrial' covers which was originally performed by a primarily electronic band that I've heard to date. Gridlock is a band who has found a niche for itself in creating moody atmospheric electronic music who generally avoid the focus of club play. I find it refreshing to listen to a band who doesn't feel the need to stroke their ego for airplay with scores of cheesy uninspired dance remixes.

Gridlock is:
Cadoo - Vocals
Mike Wells - Synths, Sampling
Bobby Cochran - Percussion

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San Francisco, CA 94117


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