2 of 2 thought this review was well written
Robinson are the way "it" should be done. They bring spazziness into grind in such a way that it is still grind, but not boring. We all know how a grind song can be 25 seconds long and still one of the most boring pieces of music ever written. Robinson learned how not to do that. By adding in technical riffs and writing to keep things interesting, we are left with a glory filled 8 minute EP.
My first exposure to Robinson was live in Syracuse. At the time I didn't know who they were but that I liked them and the singer was fat with a bald spot. These remain my basic feelings towards the band but now I forgive Mike for his girth and hair.
The intro is very cool in that it is basically slow chords with blasts done more like crecendos than solid blasts of noise. Then we get 2 which begins with a tight drum fill and left/right guitar work. It is easy to hear how proficient each band member is. The mix while clearly not crystal clear is well done. Nothing is lost, including the bas and the fact that it is as clear as it is means that we would be able to hear any blunders in technicality. Maybe writing such short songs makes it easy to just keep recording until it's perfect but having seen them live I can say they they actually know what is going on. This is another reason Robinson > most other grind. They know what they are doing and playing rather than just hitting random notes.
Another big plus is that Robinson not only claim bands like Isis and Red Sparowes as influences but you can hear it in both 1, 6 and 7 very clearly. Overall though, each song is solid and shows that while they may play grind, they listen to and understand other music. Like I said before, this is the way "it" should be done.
Anyone living in the northeastern US should be able to attend one of their shows because they play ALOT.