When FrightDoll appeared on the scene in 2007, people took interest. Jump to 2009 and FrightDoll gets reinvented as Miss FD. “Monsters in the Industry” is the first album from this new persona.
The majority of this release is what you’d expect from this kind of act, being synth-driven, danceable tunes with a good beat forming middle-of-the-road, generic EBM. The vocals are good, if a little over-processed, and the overall song writing is well crafted and nicely produced but still what you’d expect.
Overall, this is a well crafted and well produced offering that shows off a high skill and experience level. If you’re an ambient IDM fan – or, for that matter, a fan of any kind of ambient music – “Somewhere Out There” should definitely be in your collection.
If you’re a Cubanate fan, this is “Oxyacetylene” on steroids. Furthermore, if you’re a Pitchshifter, Prodigy or Pendulum fan, this is something that will recharge your ‘dead battery’. Easily the best release in the last couple of years, this is an album to own.
“Monophonic’ is an eleven-track slab of synthpop – a great album that shows off some excellent talent and skill, well worth a listen if you’re a fan of synthpop.
For fans of ambient jazz, this release would fit well into your music collection. If you’re not, however, you may find this a little difficult to appreciate, though it may be a good starting point to expand your musical horizons. Overall, this is a well crafted album with some very creative ideas.
There are high production levels on this release, more than you’d expect for a self-release. But this just shows that PRXS has been in this game for a while and has the skills needed. You do, however, get the feeling that better is yet to come.