“The Royal We” can’t be analysed in terms of song structure or melody or harmony. It can’t be identified as sharing common percussive characteristics with other branches of electronic music. It’s not even worth describing their sound as ‘experimental’, because an experiment generally has an identifiable, valid outcome, and leftfield craziness that distorts perceptions isn’t what I would call a valid outcome. But if you can survive that, you’re in for a treat.
Five years is a long time to get an album together. Sometimes the time taken is a good thing; otherwise, it’s occasionally disappointing. This is not the case here. This is time travel in music form – a varied, interesting and worthwhile journey for any electronic music aficionado.
The very fibers of “Powerless” are just soaked in misery of the most pedestrian kind. This isn’t misery you can tap into and feel – whilst this release does try hard, the emotional content seems somewhat lacking, or hard to connect with.
CD, Hymen, 2009 www.myspace.com/marchingdynamic This album is kind of weird, in the sense that the central idea seemed to be to kind of randomly throw ‘stuff’ together, and give it [ … ]
CD, Hymen, 2008 www.myspace.com/somaticresponses “Digital Darkness” is the newest chapter in the Healy Brothers legacy and their fifth full-length release for the well-respected Hymen Records. While known for their selected [ … ]
CD, Hymen, 2003 www.worldwentdown.com/imcc/ Subtitled “21st century ballads for the discerning and the disturbed”, the latest offering from Australian David Thrussell (also responsible for the noise project Black Lung) is [ … ]