Album: "III" (1997)
Label: Nettwerk Productions
Style: Experimental electro
Songs: 12


Reviewed by: Darklight

This band is headed by cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy fame. Philth and Anthony Valcic are the two other contributing musicians. What this band creates is some extremely experimental electro instrumentals. There are no vocals in the songs here and that's their biggest downfall. The music itself is a blend of different electronic noises, organic sounds and samples. It's like techno and ambient combined into one. The up front noises include random dance energy electronics while softer more beautiful synth melodies can be heard hidden behind it all. It works for the most part, but does seem rather repetitive. Also, it's somewhat noisy and chaotic. It gets annoying after a while. It's hard to listen to. It doesn't hold your attention. It gets on your nerves. I'm sure that there are people out there that will find it interesting, but I just can't see the appeal of it at all. Singing would have helped these songs a lot. More attention could have been focused on the vocals and lyrics and less on the monotonous music. But with the absence of vocals, it's the music that takes center stage here. Unfortunately, it doesn't work by itself. It sounds like something is missing, and that something is vocals. So you are basically left with what seems like unfinished work. However, it's not all bad. There are some great elements included in these songs that do prove they were created by talented musicians. It just would have helped their music greatly if they had brought a singer onto the project as well. It's obvious that this was not the direction the band wanted to go, but in my opinion it would have made this album a lot better. If you think that you would be interested in an electronic noise instrumental album, this is a quality one to choose. It's better than acts such as Scar Tissue, but if you're like me and prefer a little more structured music that includes singing, I would recommend that you avoid this.