Album: "Word Flesh Stone" (1992)
Label: Third Mind
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 6


Reviewed by: Nicholas

This EP has taught me a lesson that the people who have been in Bill Leeb's projects are just as talented as the FLA lead vocalist.  Will features the combined electronic mastery of Rhys Fulber (in FLA at the time) and Chris Peterson (producing bands like FLA and working with cEvin Key).  If you liked any of the discs Rhys worked on with Bill, you will like this one.  If you haven't heard much from Chris apart from his new work with FLA, (I had only previously heard his haujobb remix with cEvin) this project proves that he is capable of far more than the heavy electronica element now in FLA. The first and last tracks are the most enjoyable, since I can get lost in a world of noises moving to their own rhythm the way I can with the previously mentioned Canadian geniuses.  The other four tracks have some guy trying to sound intense on them, which becomes a real distraction when I am trying to immerse myself in the wonderful music. The music truly is wonderful, after all.  It sounds like a combination of the best elements of early Delerium (Stone Tower; Spiritual Archives) and early Skinny Puppy (Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse; Cleanse, Fold, and Manipulate). Choruses, classical instruments, and ambient samples or tones are laid over industrial beats to create a music style that I have always been fond of.  The first track even gets a little funkier with a dancier beat and a low bassline reminiscent of Rhys's more famous projects. If you can manage to get your hands on a copy of this CD, I would suggest doing so.  Upon purchase, listen to it as much as possible so as to desensitize yourself to the vocals.  Learning to ignore them will make future listening more pleasurable.