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1 stars a.P.a.t.T made this EP, suitably called Free(e.P.), available as a free download on Bandcamp. The EP seems to be a collection of cover songs, but they've been morphed and distorted to the point that any resemblance to the originals is not easily discernible or lost entirely. The opening and closing tracks are called Megamix Parts 1 and 2 and seem to be a mix of 1980s numbers mashed together, sometimes seemingly in a simultaneous manner. There are a lot of programmed drums and much of the music has clearly been edited on a computer with added effects. Vocals are distorted beyond human abilities.

Other covers include the Spice Girls' 2 Become 1, Styx's Mr. Roboto on the song Kilroy Was Here, and the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Many of the others I cannot readily identify.

The music throughout the album can barely be called music in the traditional sense. They are more like harsh sound collages, manipulated with computer software. There is an overlapping hip-hop presence throughout much of the material. The assault on the ears is disjointed, machine-like, and just plain messed up.

It isn't clear to me what the point of this was. Making a mockery of popular music? Trying to make something as lousy as possible on purpose? An experiment run amuck? Or a bunch of pre-teens farting around with computer music software while giggling?

I'm all for experimental stuff, but this borders on immature stupidity.

progaeopteryx | 1/5 |


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