Igorrr
Savage Sinusoid


4.0
excellent

Review

by Eucatastrophe CONTRIBUTOR (75 Reviews)
June 16th, 2017 | 63 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Once more into the blender...

It’s evident by Savage Sinusoid’s cover that Gau¬tier Serre aka Igorrr knows his music isn’t for the faint of heart. Like the ball of flesh adorning this cover Savage Sinusoid is a convoluted, grotesque, and even violating listen. The type of violating that can best be described by a clown showing up uninvited to your birthday party. Igorrr’s eccentric vision plays games with your mind in a way few artists can, teasing it with an absurd and relentless barrage of breakcore, heavy metal, and classical baroque which on paper have no business even being mentioned in the same sentence. The genius (and where Igorrr wins this game) not being that he’s gotten it to work and work well, but how after hearing it you’re inclined turn into that guy, “Yeah, heavy metal breakcore with classical baroque trimmings of course it works who’s the one who said it shouldn’t"” Savage Sinusoid can be seen as a focusing of Igorrr’s lunacy but don’t make the mistake in thinking he’s been tamed. In fact, the most notable change is a sharp sinister edge Igorrr infuses into his music that permeates every nook and cranny of the album. Harsh electronics buzz and whirr alongside operatic singing, which themselves in “Opus Brain” soar beautifully before devolving into a grating static mess in a jarring juxtaposition frequently employed throughout Savage Sinusoid to great effect.

Hand in hand with the foreboding atmosphere is an air of genuine silliness. Gone are the electronic passages that turned Hallelujah into a dance record for minutes at a time and in their stead Igorrr’s inner Barnum and Bailey takes a lead role. Whether intentionally or not, songs like “Houmous” and “Cheval” present like twisted circus acts. And like so much of Savage Sinusoid, this marriage comes off as supremely novel owing equally to the frenetic pacing and the virtuosity of the instrumentation. The sheer amount of noises Igorrr packs into Savage Sinusoid is indeed impressive. Every inch of the man’s influences are explored and reexplored. The aforementioned operatic vocals give the album a tangible Diablo Swing Orchestra vibe while pacing the record in such a way to ensure its breakneck speed doesn’t become tiresome. These slower moments frequently get deconstructed and broken down into a cacophony of buzzing and riffage but neither outstay their welcome nor are too fleeting. Savage Sinusoid, like all of Igorrr’s albums, requires an open mind to enjoy whether you’re familiar with the man’s work or not. The flamboyant variety and frequent relentlessness of the music cuts and slices at you from beginning to end and once the album spits you out in a wet ball on the floor, don’t be surprised if, at least one more time, you feel compelled to get violated all over again.



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Calc
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2017


15834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Stream: https://igorrr.bandcamp.com/album/savage-sinusoid



Liked this more than I thought. Hope you guys like it too. The vinyl of this will make a good addition to my collection.

ComeToDaddy
June 16th 2017


1613 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

4 songs in and this is a killer, if a bit ridiculous. Dug Hallelujah and probably preferring this one so far. Sweet rev m/

Evokaphile
June 16th 2017


6476 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

NEW IGORRR! Ah damn I gotta peep this.

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InFlamesWeThrash666
June 16th 2017


7075 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album.

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butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2017


5975 Comments


i like the spastic shifts into turkish and french music on houmous.. decent stuff altogether too.. nice review too..

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2017


15834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks bruvs



houmous might be my favorite off this but it's all killer

Kalopsia
June 16th 2017


2014 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Igorrr makes such beautiful and frightening music that I can't (audibly) look away from.



it's like a Frankenstein's monster made out of big-titted models and zombie corpses.

brainmelter
June 16th 2017


4732 Comments


nice didn't know this was out

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Storm In A Teacup
June 16th 2017


22382 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

damn good

EphemeralEternity
June 17th 2017


3004 Comments


god bless this batshit mad musical genius gotta listen to this soon

Tijnmans
June 17th 2017


381 Comments


"Igorrr’s eccentric vision plays games with your mind in a way few artists can, teasing it with an absurd and relentless barrage of breakcore, heavy metal, and classical baroque which on paper have no business even being mentioned in the same sentence."

Well that's a bit much. There's tons of artist that combine breakcore with heavy metal and also plenty who combine it with classical music both are pretty much a staple to the genre by now. I mean they all have their own spin on it but this is nothing completly new or out of the ordiniary.

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2017


15834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

would the "very few" part make up for it? and I've heard breakcore metal before but nothing even remotely close to the quality of this.

bakkermaarten007
June 17th 2017


5285 Comments


This is very interesting. Still too early to decide whether or not I like it, but it has my attention. Refreshing

SgtShock
June 17th 2017


732 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Put a smile on my face on every track. Great stuff

CaptainDooRight
June 17th 2017


2233 Comments


will def check

PostMesmeric
June 17th 2017


703 Comments


Giving this a try right now. MAN, is this album bizarre.

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2017


15834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you might get a kick outta this capt. and mesmeric I'm hoping that's a good bizarre there.

PostMesmeric
June 17th 2017


703 Comments


It's a DAMN good bizarre. What a headtrip this is. "Houmous" and "Robert" are killer tracks.

Nikkolae
June 18th 2017


5191 Comments


oh hell yes i need to get on this

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2017


13688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Goddamn, this was bat-shit crazy.



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