compUterus - compUterus
Industrial, Noise compUterus is not from Russia. If you think like me you would have expected them to be. It is today the solo project of Greg Kowalczyk - who may actually be from Russia? Enough geography and onto the music.

They say on their website that this is a "brutal blend of distorted percussion, synth textures, abrasive noise, angry vocals and movie samples fused together to form a punitive, colossal torrent of sound." It probably is if you compare it to Justin Bieber's clean sound. It is not very distorted and it is not very brutal. It is quite bland and uninteresting.

But it is well mixed and mastered and has a professional sound to it - it just lacks something extra to get the listener's attention. It doesn't sound big though, but rather limp and weak like a stoned hobbit working the steel mill for the first time.

I won't say this is bad per say, it is just boring. Maybe some people like that sound and I am completely wrong in my assessment.

As there is a lack of information online about the band I can atleast tell you that RaZoRGrrL is credited as a member of the band. This makes me think of Gothic Guy's use of the 14 year old girl LuluZinhah on one of his songs, but I won't draw that cruel comparison yet.

As an ambient industrial album this might be very interesting to people who are on strong medication or simply don't want to hear any melodies or progressions in songs. I can not say I am either one of those and this album will not be listened to again. It is almost half-way up the tree, but I won't give it more than a four because it simply too lame to get up there!
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compUterus - compUterus

compUterus is not from Russia. If you think like me you would have expected them to be. It is today the solo project of Greg Kowalczyk - who may actually be from Russia? Enough geography and onto the music.

They say on their website that this is a "brutal blend of distorted percussion, synth textures, abrasive noise, angry vocals and movie samples fused together to form a punitive, colossal torrent of sound." It probably is if you compare it to Justin Bieber's clean sound. It is not very distorted and it is not very brutal. It is quite bland and uninteresting.

But it is well mixed and mastered and has a professional sound to it - it just lacks something extra to get the listener's attention. It doesn't sound big though, but rather limp and weak like a stoned hobbit working the steel mill for the first time.

I won't say this is bad per say, it is just boring. Maybe some people like that sound and I am completely wrong in my assessment.

As there is a lack of information online about the band I can atleast tell you that RaZoRGrrL is credited as a member of the band. This makes me think of Gothic Guy's use of the 14 year old girl LuluZinhah on one of his songs, but I won't draw that cruel comparison yet.

As an ambient industrial album this might be very interesting to people who are on strong medication or simply don't want to hear any melodies or progressions in songs. I can not say I am either one of those and this album will not be listened to again. It is almost half-way up the tree, but I won't give it more than a four because it simply too lame to get up there!
Jul 17 2011

Jon Andre Lundal

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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