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Pygmy Children: Deconstruct

  1. Never
  2. Torn
  3. Intensity
  4. Collapser
  5. Recoil
  6. Unilateral Dischord
  7. Tension
  8. R6
  9. Deconstruct

This is a definite improvement over this bands first release. This album is more aggressive, yet at the same time it is very catchy and it is very effective and pulling the listener in and refusing to let go. They seem to have a better grasp on how to effectively combine many elements into a song while still maintaining a cohesiveness to each song. They also consistently add new sounds or change tempos throughout each song, which eventually causes the listener to be oblivious to anything else but the song itself. Also, more of the songs stick in your head over time, such as the first track Never with its aggressive, warbled vocals and the inclusion of a computerized whistle that brings back fond memories of old Finitribe. They also include a lot of interesting and strong percussive elements in many songs. They have moved away somewhat from their FLA comparisons musically and created their own sound, but there is still that influence in many of their songs. The vocals seem to have more of an identity than on their first release, but they still take some time to get used to because they seem weak in some songs. However, the vocals on the track 'Collapser' are very emotional, giving the impression of someone on the verge of tears or close to a nervous breakdown. The track 'Unilateral Discord' is an incredible song that has a mutated jazzy feel to it and contains some unique notes that sound like cow bells. This track also includes some heart-attack speed synths, some incredible booming and distorted sounds coming into the song and tight, quick percussive programming. The last track 'Deconstruct' is a beautiful, but heavy song with its combination of simple orchestra sounds from the keyboard and the thick percussive programming that never lets up. I enjoyed this track so much that is seemed much too short. (Kevin Congdon)

Pygmy Children are:
Brian Roper
Pete Roper

Cleopatra Records
8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd D-82
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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