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HYDEROMASTGRONINGEM

Ruins

 

Zeuhl

3.72 | 30 ratings

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Sinusoid
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3 stars What is this?

I still really don't know after quite a bit of plunking away at it. Heck, I can't even get the title straight 5 times out of ten. But you know what, that doesn't take away from the uniqueness of this album. Now, I said ''unique'' which does not always imply ''good'' as the music here is of an insanely acquired taste.

HYDEROMASTGRONINGEM is somewhat too random. From what I can understand, the album likes to play with distorted bass riffs and complex drum patterns (with Tatsuya Yoshida on the drum stool, I didn't expect less) that seem to come flat out of nowhere. (Keep in mind that a bassist and drummer is all that Ruins has in the band.) Couple that with all of the ''nonsense'' lyrics and this is one crazy album.

There are simply too many tracks here, some lasting a mere half-minute. More likely than not, the humourous aura of the album will grab the listener's attention moreso than the complexity or instrumentation or the songs themselves. This is not an everyday listen, but get it so that on those days when Murphy tries enforce his law on you, you can listen to ''Speed Ball'' or ''Memories of Zworrisdeh'' for a quick pickup.

Sinusoid | 3/5 |

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