Genres: darkwave, industrial electronics
PO Box 8521
Atlanta, GA 31106
Mar 10 - 16 2003
hard to categorize Nothing Inside. They play a sort of
spooky, doom-obsessed electronic music that lands somewhere in the
world of goth and darkwave. It's an interesting mixture,
and one that will definitely appeal to the goth and darkwave crowd.
The first song, "Wych," is composed of a dark background
with various sound clips laid on top of it, including a sample of
"Please press stop on your CD player." This, of course,
really tempted me into making a mean little zinger (eg. "Well,
the samples sure are right about that!" <cue profuse
laughter>), but there wouldn't
really be any reason to, as Decay is a pretty good album.
A bit later comes the title track, a dark, moody tune that sounds
kind of like part of the Super Mario World soundtrack, except with
vocals and a less 8-bit sound. "Tormentor" uses some
synth bells in order to build a creepy, mysterious mood.
"Fragmentary Blue," meanwhile, has an eighties synthy sound,
complete with vocals and an electronic chord background, and is
actually pretty hummable. As you can tell, these pieces are
largely about mood, which Nothing Inside really excel in.
Although they do go for some pop songs ("Fragmentary Blue,"
"Yellow"), melody is not the primary concern here, which may
limit Nothing Inside's audience.
All around, Nothing Inside have done a good job here.
Although some parts can get really repetitive (an example is the
background of "Lost," which just rolls on and on and on),
they seem to have mastered their style pretty well. Decay
is recommended to goth and darkwave fans; the music goes with the
cover art, and their cover art is pretty darn good.
14 songs, distributed by the
label, released 1999]