Haru Yasumi - Neurotischer
Rhythmic Noise, Electro-Industrial 'Neurotischer' is a 12 track demo released by the now defunct label Glory & Honour Records (UK). The demo was released by the label and not by the artist herself. Haru Yasumi also goes by the name of Ninja Spice throughout the internet. She labels her music as Hard Trance and Industrial, but I feel her music is more Rhythmic Noise and Terror EBM in nature. The demo is available on Bandcamp in mp3 or FLAC format.

One might think that, based on some of the goofy titles for track names, such as "Eva Braun's Sex Tips For Girls" or "Cybergoth Destroy" that this would be a joke band in the realm of The Gothsicles, but her music is similar in comparison to Caustic, just not up to par with them. She claims her main influences are Angelspit, Combichrist and KMFDM, but I hear more of an influence of bands such as FabrikC, SHNARPH!, Noisex and older Terrorfakt.

As previously stated, her music is definitely Rhythmic Noise and Terror EBM in nature, although one song has a dubstep drop which feels really out of place compared to the rest of the demo. However it's not poorly written and is enjoyable to the ear. I don't hear any Aggrotech influence in her music. All of these songs are club friendly and are almost to the point where they are fine on their own. I think these songs have a lot of potential for growth, but I can't imagine her opening for a headliner just yet. I feel she would be fun to see at a local show.

There are no vocals except for a few samples in German and some samples about hamburgers. Yes, hamburgers. The problem with this, I feel, is that some of the songs are very repetitive, which can make a 5 to 6 minute song kind of boring to listen to. I think if she put vocals to her some of the Terror EBM songs that they would have a good chance of being played in clubs. One thing you may notice is that few of the songs are not repetitive and change quite a bit, which can get annoying for certain people.

I am happy that there is another artist out there making Rhythmic Noise. One thing I've noticed with Noise fans is that they tend to be a little more critical of the music they like, so if you're not up to snuff, they may not be interested. I can see a fan of Aggrotech or Electro-Industrial, such as Combichrist, really liking this. But, coming from a Noise fan's perspective, I really don't think that her music is quite there yet. It's a great demo and the fact that she has 12 decent songs complete is awesome. I just would like to see the songs have a bit more oomph to them. With some re-working I think she could have some really catchy floorkillers. Check out her other tracks on her Soundcloud at the link provided.
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Haru Yasumi - Neurotischer

'Neurotischer' is a 12 track demo released by the now defunct label Glory & Honour Records (UK). The demo was released by the label and not by the artist herself. Haru Yasumi also goes by the name of Ninja Spice throughout the internet. She labels her music as Hard Trance and Industrial, but I feel her music is more Rhythmic Noise and Terror EBM in nature. The demo is available on Bandcamp in mp3 or FLAC format.

One might think that, based on some of the goofy titles for track names, such as "Eva Braun's Sex Tips For Girls" or "Cybergoth Destroy" that this would be a joke band in the realm of The Gothsicles, but her music is similar in comparison to Caustic, just not up to par with them. She claims her main influences are Angelspit, Combichrist and KMFDM, but I hear more of an influence of bands such as FabrikC, SHNARPH!, Noisex and older Terrorfakt.

As previously stated, her music is definitely Rhythmic Noise and Terror EBM in nature, although one song has a dubstep drop which feels really out of place compared to the rest of the demo. However it's not poorly written and is enjoyable to the ear. I don't hear any Aggrotech influence in her music. All of these songs are club friendly and are almost to the point where they are fine on their own. I think these songs have a lot of potential for growth, but I can't imagine her opening for a headliner just yet. I feel she would be fun to see at a local show.

There are no vocals except for a few samples in German and some samples about hamburgers. Yes, hamburgers. The problem with this, I feel, is that some of the songs are very repetitive, which can make a 5 to 6 minute song kind of boring to listen to. I think if she put vocals to her some of the Terror EBM songs that they would have a good chance of being played in clubs. One thing you may notice is that few of the songs are not repetitive and change quite a bit, which can get annoying for certain people.

I am happy that there is another artist out there making Rhythmic Noise. One thing I've noticed with Noise fans is that they tend to be a little more critical of the music they like, so if you're not up to snuff, they may not be interested. I can see a fan of Aggrotech or Electro-Industrial, such as Combichrist, really liking this. But, coming from a Noise fan's perspective, I really don't think that her music is quite there yet. It's a great demo and the fact that she has 12 decent songs complete is awesome. I just would like to see the songs have a bit more oomph to them. With some re-working I think she could have some really catchy floorkillers. Check out her other tracks on her Soundcloud at the link provided. Oct 11 2012

Amy OConnor

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