Top critical review
under-average and quickly fogettable house mix
on 13 October 2010
I got sent this album by an amazon seller by mistake - I'd ordered the Tyrant Fabric15 release (first in this series) and got this instead. First off, if the album cover doesn't put you off buying it - the absolute worst cover I have ever come across, worse by an order of magnitude than Genesis' Abacab which previously occupied that pedesdtal, and that takes some doing - then hopefully this review will. It is 32 house tracks picked at random out of a bag, the kind of bag you find in "clearance corner" down your local indie record shop. No one could have chosen this bunch because they were any good, surely? They are Simply Ordinary, and they shouldn't be on an album that uses them as highlights for the genre. And what genre is it? House possibly, but who can really say any more, a lot of these fringe recording artists are just getting really lazy, and pressing "repeat" time again in Cubase when they create these mind-shrinking dirges. Nothing developes, nothing evolves, the main drum - always something somewhere between a bass drum and a snare drum, and never distinctly one or the other - is really ear splittingly loud throughout, spoiling anything else that might want to vie for attention. So....if you're hard of hearing, enthralled by the mundane, failed your GCSEs, or just like having the blunt end of a mountaineering axe bashed against your head repeatedly, you'll give this 5 stars. Anyone after a bit of sophistication or effort in their music, avoid.