Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Ambient, Rave/Electro-Metal and..... .. alot of spirit!
J. R. Foulks | Biloxi, MS | 11/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I will always wonder what became of this band and why such a gem like Hypnovel almost went unnoticed among such bands as Scorn (Mitch Harris), Godflesh, Candiru, Matera and on the techno side such as with Future Sound of London, BT or Bill Laswell etc. Maybe it was just misunderstood and carried over to the way side.
I can describe the first: Love will eat you, as one of those tracks that should have been on the GrindCrusher compilation instead of 'Thrashing a Dead House'. 3rd world Drumernation slowly moves toward a dark, ambient, echo-ey, like sound imagery with heavy bass undercurrents. Very melodic!
The singing on Circle-time is more like that of free-style and fast lyrical rhythm and not at all hip-hop as one might otherwise assume. Similar to NIN's 'Down In It' track.
If I recall, these guys sampled guitars from the record label Earache. FreeBase Does sound very much like Godflesh's Jus Broadrick helped out at least in the beginning. Nice oozing, drip-drop ambient groove, morbid undertone and driving rhythm! Fat Lady Philosophers has a somewhat goofy-like, playful beginning almost improvisational-ish but soon catches you in a rave-like aura with pure, fast melody. Like some Russian chic driving you in a car down some distant highway on a dark Siberian night.
Hey, if she's pleasingly plump and the music hits you in the right area in the heart, rock on baby!
The rest of the tracks here range from anywhere between fiesty, loops and trancelike rhythms. Dum Dum sounds like an interesting hybrid between Scorn's chrome-like, ambient bass fused with Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Ways' track but on a good day.
In summary, I purchased the album a decade ago while living in New York on a snowy day during Christmas. Again, in New Orleans, got the CD at about the same time 8 yrs later and the extra tracks just added to the ventures of that momment. In short, I don't regret it. Give this band a spin if your on the road late at night, loud or moderate is recommended. Honestly, comming from such bands as Godflesh, Spaztic Blurr, Dead World or the GrindCrusher compilation, one would not be inclined to think of them as being anything like, lets say, Fluke, BT or Juno Reactor. But the likeness is very similar, the vibe is energetic and up-tempo. They ventured beyond without selling out to the mainstream, yet sadly, they disappeared. Mighty Force, you are not forgotton, happy holidays, you had alot of spirit!"