Get Destroy - Slug Magazine Review
sss Zzz | 11/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gravity Propulsion System = Void + Mission Of Burma + Parts & Labor
GPS generate some ferocious amplified noise-punk that sounds like they're set to go off at any moment. As aggressive as they get, they remain grounded, and at times are actually quite catchy (not bubblegum-popping-on-your-tongue catchy, but memorable at the very least). At times they sound like a static trash-compactor garbling up a Rat pedal with Steve Albini capturing it all on tape, only to sound the next moment like the Raspberries playing in an underground tunnel with a bad sound system on overdrive (and that's a good thing!). The latter half of the disc feels like a Neubauten-by-way-of Sonic Youth-joyride through sound effects and noise loops and right back to structured pile-driving. If anything, Gravity Propulsion System is not noise for noise's sake, as they mostly stay within the parameters of standard fare songwriting, pegging them somewhere between the more structured AmRep bands of the past and the frenzied Load bands of today. - Jared Soper"