Digital By Birth

'Noise Pollution'

(Self-released digipack EP)

MARK: 63/100

The young duo leaves its first mark in music history with four tracks, with a very low budget recording and a self-released digipack CD that some have compared to R.A.T.M. meets Prodigy.
The 15-minute EP starts with "Fear Machine", influenced by Atari Teenage Riot and NIN, followed by "Hold on Be Strong", where Rap and Hardcore Metal go hand in hand, taking the spotlight over in turn. With the Beastie Boys-like "Candy Floss" the Rock part remains only in a riff and Hip Hop embraces Playstation beats and samples; it is a hypnotic song, a bit ruined by the really demo sounds which are actually the least of the problems for the band, aimed at making music no matter the equipment used. That's their attitude and you can just take it or leave it. The end is entrusted with the repetitive danceable Electronica of "Love Close by", definitely the lowest point of the EP due to the gay vocals and childish keyboards.
For the moment a few appreciable ideas within the first two compositions especially can be found, yet we'd better wait for the debut album to see if the two young musicians did well to choose the musical path, hoping that the production and the arrangements will be elaborated enough.

MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - September 20th, 2013

Line-up on this record:
Alan Gringo - 16 -bit programming, v.
Trent Water - g.


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-Noise Pollution (CD EP - 2013)