"Order" enhanced CD
Genres: industrial, electronica
Aug 4 - 10 2003
is the first chapter of a three-part multimedia project masterminded
by Jacob R. Ross at his dogSolitude_9 studio in
Pittsburgh. One part music EP, one part graphic novel, this disc is
specially designed to play on both your CD player and your computer.
The musical side of Order is fairly predictable
industrial-electronic hybrid material. Harsh, incredibly fast and
drilling beats and combined with Terminator-esque synth
melodies to create a very cinematic soundscape to compliment the
graphic aspect of this release. While the tracks are often
familiar-sounding, they are done with enough skill and fluency to
thoroughly capture the listener's attention.
The graphic novel part of Order is like a digital comic
book. The drawings are well-done and the story is engaging and easy to
follow, especially for fantasy and sci-fi buffs (it takes place in the
future). I see elements of Total Recall in the plot and the
general feel of the story. Jacob has done a nice job with this
release, and if he can get it to his target audience, he shouldn't
have much trouble maintaining its interest for the next two chapters
of his project.
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2001]