Junksista - Paranoid
Electro, Futurepop Alright, so, Junksista does not have a very favorable standing on the site as of right now. Which is understandable, because the one and only review on the site of their music is that of You\'re My Favorite Thing To Do. And, it was not well received at all earning one of the lowest ratings on the site, which would be a 0.5 out of 10. However, I am going to take that as an error in the discography of this duo, and see what they came out with earlier in March.

And what they came out with was the Paranoid EP, featuring two tracks from their recently released album, Bad Case of Fabulous. I am actually quite proud to say that this one is far better than the prior EP. However, by that, I do not mean to confuse you. The album is not the best thing I've ever heard in my life by far, but it's an improvement from a 0.5.

We start off with the title song, Paranoid, and, honestly, the song isn't half bad at all. It has its synthpop touches here and there, but remains as an electro rock song for most of the way through. I still think that the lead singer needs to get her voice improved, but it's not half bad at all.

On the other hand, Human kinda sucked. The lyrical content isn't bad at all, so it's improving over the prior EP (I'll say that once more), but the song just isn't all too remarkable in any sense. It's fairly pop-ish in my own ears, but does nothing really special.

Now, along with this EP comes a few remixes. But, the only one that I actually found a lot of enjoyment out of was the Essence Of Mind remix of Paranoid. They definitely took a techno and trance route with this mix. It becomes catchy and easy to dance to. I mainly enjoyed the latter half of the mix, where higher pitched synths come in and work wonders.

Now, again, I am not saying that Junksista has completely transformed my opinion of themselves, but I can say that this EP has made them more noteworthy in my books. I would listen to them again, and I don't want just two EPs to define a band for the rest of their existence, so, perhaps, if I ever get around to it, I'll listen to their latest full length release and see how it tastes to my ears.
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Brutal Resonance

Junksista - Paranoid

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Alfa-Matrix
Alright, so, Junksista does not have a very favorable standing on the site as of right now. Which is understandable, because the one and only review on the site of their music is that of You\'re My Favorite Thing To Do. And, it was not well received at all earning one of the lowest ratings on the site, which would be a 0.5 out of 10. However, I am going to take that as an error in the discography of this duo, and see what they came out with earlier in March.

And what they came out with was the Paranoid EP, featuring two tracks from their recently released album, Bad Case of Fabulous. I am actually quite proud to say that this one is far better than the prior EP. However, by that, I do not mean to confuse you. The album is not the best thing I've ever heard in my life by far, but it's an improvement from a 0.5.

We start off with the title song, Paranoid, and, honestly, the song isn't half bad at all. It has its synthpop touches here and there, but remains as an electro rock song for most of the way through. I still think that the lead singer needs to get her voice improved, but it's not half bad at all.

On the other hand, Human kinda sucked. The lyrical content isn't bad at all, so it's improving over the prior EP (I'll say that once more), but the song just isn't all too remarkable in any sense. It's fairly pop-ish in my own ears, but does nothing really special.

Now, along with this EP comes a few remixes. But, the only one that I actually found a lot of enjoyment out of was the Essence Of Mind remix of Paranoid. They definitely took a techno and trance route with this mix. It becomes catchy and easy to dance to. I mainly enjoyed the latter half of the mix, where higher pitched synths come in and work wonders.

Now, again, I am not saying that Junksista has completely transformed my opinion of themselves, but I can say that this EP has made them more noteworthy in my books. I would listen to them again, and I don't want just two EPs to define a band for the rest of their existence, so, perhaps, if I ever get around to it, I'll listen to their latest full length release and see how it tastes to my ears. Nov 10 2013

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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