"Your Face" CDR
in a Circle
Genre: experimental, industrial,
Not far from Indieville HQ, these Uxbridge,
Ontario weirdos create industrial electronic music heavy in
aggression, but interspersed with moments of contemplation. It works
some of the time, though sometimes turns out stale and amateur. A fine
Things start with "The Terrorist In My Bed" and
"1/infinity," two angry, supertempo romps with strong Nine Inch Nails feels.
Unfortunately, this formula also falters sometimes ("Heavy,"
"Impermanence"). Overall, the most interesting and enjoyable work on
this disc is the sixteen minute sixth track, a lengthy electronic
excursion that exudes a bit of post-rock here and there. Meanwhile,
"Ø" is notable due to its digigrind beats, and "Scrub Your Eyes" has
nice touches of melodic, post-rocky goodness. This music might be
better in a loud, live context, though for industrial electronic
enthusiasts, this should garner some smiles (or fierce scowls,
whichever is better). For the average adventurous listener, it's the
more accessible tracks (contained mostly on the second half of the
disc) that are most appealing.
Fun Fact: In addition
noise stalwarts Merzbow and Knurl, and even current
indie darlings Tokyo Police Club, Promonium Jesters have
- on one fabled occasion - shared the stage with Three Days Grace.
[Vitals: 10 tracks,
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