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The Clockhouse

"Every Android That I Know" CD

Attack Records

Genres: hard rock, electro, metal

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Dec 1 - 7 2003

The Clockhhouse are a rock duo from Canada who make their own electronic/hard rock hybrid music, somewhere in the vein of Nine Inch Nails.  Their songs are extremely melodic and frequently very powerful.

The album starts on a good note with "Float" and the utterly explosive "Dip the Moon in Gasoline," which will tear you to shreds.  "I Just Want You for the Sex," meanwhile, is a wonderfully dark number, reminiscent of later The The material.  That isn't to say that this album is great all the way through.  Duds like the flat "My Imrosian" and the messy "Pretty," unfortunately, also make appearances on the disc.

Clockhouse's Every Android That I Know is a mixed affair.  Its got a tremendously infectious epic quality to it, and the melodies and style are powerful and very listenable.  The duds, however, weigh down on the disc's overall flow, and tempt the listener to skip certain tracks.  As well, often the songs' lyrics are superficial and uninteresting.  But for a catchy, entertaining slice of electro-hard rock, The Clockhouse's album doesn't disappoint.  Worth a try if you don't come into it expecting anything groundbreaking.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 11 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2002]