Zomby
The Lie


4.0
excellent

Review

by Tyrannic USER (9 Reviews)
March 30th, 2012 | 17 replies | 2,123 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Zomby reluctantly makes you dance. Club-junkies, take notice.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

A short EP is a beautiful thing. While long albums hold a personal weight for many people, sometimes the jab of a few tracks is just as powerful. These albums are flashes in the pan; they arrive, excite, and leave as quickly as they began. Certainly, Zomby is his own special kind of flash. In line with his flurry of EPs since 2008, The Lie is a consistent dubstep album that offers any fan a diversion between LPs.

Zomby has always had a knack for mixing funky rhythms with fun synth melodies. Each of The Lie's twin offerings is a different perspective of his sound; although they follow a similar theme. ‘The Lie’ has a beat that prefers to ensnare the listener and force a sway; during which, the vocals pepper with a sense of cynicism. It retains an expected pattern, but never allows its dejection to persist in a negative way. It is certainly a more relaxed sadness than venomously spiteful.

‘Dripping Like Water’ is more reminiscent of Dedication than previous albums. The vocal section is still there, but fades out quickly. It relies more on its cheesy synth lines to create the sensation of the track’s title, as opposed to the use of entrancing samples in ‘The Lie.’ It doesn’t necessarily quell the cynicism throughout the work; but each track retains a sense of predictability, allowing them to flow between each other in easily identified patterns. During my own experience, the album actually played ten times; cathartic dancing masked the ten-minute runtime.

Although The Lie is a short-lived affair, it is by no means empty. Each track is a picture of the elusive man taken from different lights. Some may find this approach impersonal; his anonymity can create a gap between the track and his own feelings. His consistency could even bore some listeners, and perhaps the greatest problem is that debate between chilled and boring. While Zomby himself might be affected by the rainy skies of South London, The Lie is a monstrously fun album; one that any fan of electronic music should want.



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Tyrannic
March 30th 2012



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short review for a short album. criticism is welcome and appreciated.

seedofnothing
March 30th 2012



3425 Comments


Bout time ;], pos

CaptainDooRight
March 30th 2012



28353 Comments


‘The Lie’ has a beat that prefers to ensnare the listener and force a sway; during which, the vocals pepper with a sense of cynicism. It retains an expected pattern, but never allows its dejection to persist in a negative way. It is certainly a more relaxed sadness than venomously spiteful.

excellent descriptions, pos

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Tyrannic
March 30th 2012



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys, means a lot

CaptainDooRight
March 30th 2012



28353 Comments


what are the approximate track lengths?

Tyrannic
March 30th 2012



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

almost five minutes a piece. Although, i preferred to avoid talking about the remix, just because i get that this is basically a tbt. If the description of the first song strikes your fancy, then you'll probably dig the remix too.

or not. whatever, lol.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2012



30882 Comments


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wtf

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Tyrannic
March 30th 2012



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i had a similar cathartic dance experience with that. yeah, it's dnb and definitely not dubstep. but i felt like if people enjoyed this, they may enjoy that too.

or they'll hear it, understand its differences, and hate it. either way, i just like zomby.

gabethepiratesquid
March 30th 2012



4521 Comments


it's kind of weird to think of The Lie as club music.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2012



30882 Comments


I'm just surprised that you were able to reach any kind of catharsis with Pendulum

Tyrannic
March 30th 2012



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well you know me, but you should also probably know that you're my only real source for this music. i suck at the internet, obviously.

my friend mixed them with various other artists at a pseudo-rave held at my old uni, for someone like me (just starting out) the party was great. i wanna start learning how to do my own mixing, so yeah i'm definitely new to the scene or whatever.

cinaedus
March 30th 2012



26298 Comments


zelda.

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CaptWaffles
March 30th 2012



192 Comments


will listen

pos'd

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2012



4382 Comments


Enjoyed the reiview, pos.

Gyromania
March 30th 2012



15200 Comments


Tri-force

Tyrannic
March 31st 2012



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for reading, folks.

ShitsofRain
May 23rd 2014



5603 Comments


gotta love zomby for not giving a fuck

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