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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

01. Искаженные Познания
02. Обрывая Последние Нити (feat.Annie Red Hat)
03. Обратный процесс [Смысл, которого больше нет]
04. Регресс
05. Необратимость [06.02.04]
06. Мы Теряем... [просто так народ уже не погибает]
07. Время и Безбрежный Океан
08. Pазорванная Цепь Исканий
09. ...от пустоты
10. Избранный нами путь)

Total Time 45:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Senmuth / Guitars, Programming

Releases information

self released

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SENMUTH Cognitive Discord ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (22%)

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Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
3 stars Senmuth is probably the most prolific composer ever. Before starting his solo career and releasing about 75 albums in 6 years, he was already involved in other projects starting from 1998 that gave birth to other 40 albums. Almost all his production is downloadable for free from his website (but the instructions are in Russian).

Cognitive Discord (iskazenie Poznania) is the first album published as solo artist. The genre is a sort of electronic metal that he defines "Industrial rock".

Effectively there are some parts very close to metal. Also his singing is sometimes metal-style, even if he doesn't growl or scream. The sounds he uses are quite unusual and it's probably where the keywoard "Industrial" is from.

Being he so prolific I wasn't expecting anything particularily cured as in general quantity is the opposite of quality, but I was wrong. There are no repetitions even if his style can be recognized . "Regress" and "Neobratimost" Are two very good songs.

Another surprising thing is that all the songs have lyrics. I don't speak Russian so I don't know what they are about, but being able to release 75 albums with an average of 10 songs for each means writing 750 lyrics in 6 years, more than 100 songs per year !!!

The songs more metal oriented have something of SOAD, but in general he's original. Not a masterpiece but good enough to make download the following album.

A mention for the excellent sleeve design. I'd like to have posters of his albums. 3 stars by now. I'm about to start with his second album but I don't think I'll have the possibility to review all the 75, also because he may release 10 or 15 more in the meantime.

Review by Conor Fynes
4 stars 'Cognitive Discord' - Senmuth (7/10)

Thinking there would be no better place to dive into a discography, this debut album 'Cognitive Discord,' is my first complete experience with the one-man musical project Senmuth. Taking a multitude of different music styles underneath his belt (including industrial, metal, and ethnic, among others,) dozens upon dozens of releases have spawned from this Moscow, Russia based act. While later works by Senmuth would focus more on the ambient, subtle side of his music, this debut rests firmly within the wild realm of industrial metal.

The first chapter of an admittedly daunting discography, 'Cognitive Discord' shows alot of promise, and serves to excite me for all of the other music the man has produced. Coming across as a very upbeat and energetic, beat-driven form of metal I've been scarcely exposed to, my first impression upon listening to the opening moments of the album was that of a 'crazy robot dance party.' Taking the concept of 'dance metal' popularized by Teutonic rockers Rammstein and adding some flair of his own, the music is an even combination of electronica and metal qualities, with an added touch of oriental folk to give the music an even more unique and exotic vibe.

Being an industrial metal album first and foremost, it should not come as a surprise to hear that the music is very dense; layers of sound give a very chaotic atmosphere, to levels of mixed success. While it might seem too overwhelming and noisy to some, I realized a few listens in that the music (instrumentally) bears a striking resemblence to some of the heavier music that metal icon Devin Townsend has done in the past. With this in mind, most of the instrumental work is very pleasant, exotic and well-executed.

Perhaps the greatest flaw to this album is the vocal work. While the female guest vocal appearance by a woman credited as 'Annie Red Hat' in the second track is relatively enjoyable, the eternally distorted vocal work of Senmuth himself passes me as being a bit too nasal, although for all intents and purposes, it fits into the Eurodance vibe of the music perfectly. While I have no doubts that the vocal work will improve over the course of albums, the singing here puts a whiny tinge on the otherwise strong music that at times, makes it indistinguishable from the legions of disposable dance-industrial groups coming out of Russia lately.

When it comes down to it however, Senmuth's debut has done to me, exactly what a debut should do; provoke me to check out more music from the artist. While I have never been enthusiastic about industrial music, Senmuth is indeed a talented multi-instrumentalist, and while 'Cognitive Discord' is undoubtedly a flawed work, it reveals worlds of potential for this talented artist. However, for a listener hoping to get a more progressive and atmospheric side out of Senmuth, it may be best to overlook this album and go for a latter release instead.

Review by Andy Webb
2 stars I'm really not sure what to think of this.

Russia's one man "Senmuth" is an interesting project. The music is an odd mix of ambient, industrial, metal, and ethnic. At some parts, the music is fast paced, heavy, and very industrial, while at others it's slow, symphonic, and ethnic. The dynamics in some of the songs are nice, building from a quiet piano/synth piece to a heavier industrial metal part. Most of the songs can be either very boring or just difficult to listen to. The vocals are somewhat distorted, which makes the Russian even more difficult to bear. Very little of the music is enjoyable in the least, and much of it is just industrial mush. The song "Perpecc" has a not-so-industrial feel, although the vocals are again distorted and very odd. Other than a few not-as-industrial riffs, the album is very straightforward and can be extremely boring.

ALBUM OVERALL: Senmuth's debut, Cognitive Discord, isn't exactly what I would call a good first impression. The great majority of the album is traditional industrial metal, and isn't progressive at all, despite the layered synth backgrounds. The album can be a bore to listen to, especially because there is almost no constant rhythm of melody. 2(-) stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars This beginning of an era and one of the most unique music projects of the twenty-first century is a very strong start to kick off a unique career. It's still far from being perfect but should nevertheless especially please to fans of gothic and industrial music. Senmuth seems pretty much inspired ... (read more)

Report this review (#499338) | Posted by kluseba | Sunday, August 7, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The debut album by Senmuth and one I was not looking forward to listen to and review. An album that may or not be representative for this other 70 + albums. We are not talking organic music here, although I am positive surprised by the high level of human touch on this album. The female Russ ... (read more)

Report this review (#298223) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, September 10, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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