Review Summary: sometimes being weird is a good thing.
It is difficult to describe Bible Eyes
in words, so let’s consider the album cover for a second. A computer generated image of an icy wasteland, there is a sense of familiarity to the environment, and yet, with the painted red sky, the place is instantly unfamiliar. The album cover is reminiscent of old science fiction novels or arcade games. It plays on the nostalgia factor, and provokes good old memories to surface once more, which allows the music to be paired with them. Memories are old and familiar, but the music is new and unfamiliar. This combination provokes a personal experience in which the music begins to feel like a part of the past, right in the room with you. It would take a soulless person to not enjoy this. Bible Eyes
should appeal to almost all types of people, for memories affect us more than we realize.
Since Egyptrixx’s EP, Battle For North America
, nothing really changed. Still a house/dubstep combo with hints of trance, Egyptrixx’s unique style hasn’t changed too much, and this is to be celebrated. Instead, improvements have been had, ever so slightly, but they are improvements none the less. The album is focused and concise, mashing all of his ideas into perfect cohesion. The music still has its quirks and videogame-ish sounds, but it longer seems as bizarre. Sure it’s unique, but Egyptrixx has a way of making his clever tricks be instantly likeable, and surprisingly accessible. The album is one smooth journey, like when driving an expensive car where you can’t feel any of the bumps in the road. Indeed, the album is so smooth that the said bumps are completely in-existent! Ironically, this would probably sound great in the car on a nice, sunny day.
Egyptrixx’s music is more straightforward this time. Simple house beats set the pace, and the obscure, video-game-ish wubbles are a bit less random and pronounced. They still bridge on the side of being annoying, but that aspect is actually the fun part of the music; the music can be, at times, inexplicably cute. Sometimes though, there are experiments with darker sounds, but these are unwelcome. As such, the album suffers a bit from the clashing mood, but more often than not, the music is cheery. The album’s sound and personality is similar to R2D2’s, with silly boops, whirs, etc., constantly irritating the listener, but also forcing a smile. It’s a bit cheeky, and maybe a bit unfair how the music captures attention, but the point is that the methods work. Ultimately, the album is a piece of music that is very difficult to not sink into, or enjoy. Whether you come for the silliness, or the engrossing atmosphere, there is something for everyone in Bible Eyes
, and it’s definitely a lot of fun.