|Quality Stuff by yours truly|
A year ago, I put out an album. Had an influence list ready to go, but life got in the way and never wrote it up. Good excuse to do so now! Enjoy the mishmash of death 'n' roll with the weirder side of post-punk, hopefully produced to an acceptable standard.
Big dumb low tuned grooves, with the fort being manned by the rhythm guitar as the bass and drums are allowed to frolic a little. My lizard brain approves of such musical matter.
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Dissonance very skilfully woven straight into the genre-bending musical tapestry. Brainiac single-handedly redeemed the seconds for me, as previously I associated those intervals with lazy experimentalism.
The Sound of Robogroove
An unconstrained, infectious sense of fun seeping out of this rocking good time. I originally intended to write the album in the cliche death 'n' roll tuning of C standard, but only got one song like that in the end.
It's weird, really - this is thrash, so it doesn't share a ton of DNA with me, yet somehow it came out the most aurally similar. I blame the similar singer and the dissonance woven into the riffs.
A friend said my first album reminded him of this musically. I was not aware of this record beforehand, but immediately clicked with its weirdo grooves and used it as a jumping off point for exploring post-punk properly.
I needed to broaden my soloing influences, and this record's inspired lead guitar roster was perfect for the job. Particularly fond of Robert Quine's atypical singing overdrive on here.
Love at first spin, I didn't know I was capable of picking up influences this formative this late in my life. Everything on here is fantastic, from the metallic edge of the guitars among the experimentalism to the irreverent vocals.
The Modern Dance
The power of a multi-layered arrangement, with the whole gamut of holding things together. I even brave a brief nod to the spastic electronics on one of the tracks, but the band's style is too idiosyncratic to reference without sounding derivative.
Despite the low tuning, my music isn't properly metallic. The vocals play a huge role - if either my stuff or this were fronted by a growler, it could pass as metal. As is, this is a great piece of low-tuned rock with some intricate harmonic moments.
The singer looked to vocaloid music for inspiration, studying the way the lyrics and vocal melodies interacted with the instrumental backdrop. This record's post-Slipknot backdrop made it the most similar to what we ended up doing.