LSD Project - Dangerous Sounds
EBM, Industrial The LSD Project is Lex Noxell, vocals, synths, and programming. This is the projects second release following the self-released EP 'Infection' in 2009. 'Dangerous Sounds' is a 12 track album released on the DSBP label.

The album begins with "Digital [T]error", my first thoughts are good clean EBM, but then I pick up on the techno element. So we have a crossover track but only just, with clear vocals as they should be. It has a good dance beat, and it sounds simple, but why should it not be, so take that as a complement. "Headache", starts with crying samples so I cringe a little. But at the same time the beat picks up well, vocals kick in which are again more than adequate. Musically more complex than before and the synth lines are good, and much less of the techno influence. I can understand that all the weeping is necessary to the track but it does mean I shall not be putting on repeat, three times was enough.

Next "God 2.0", nice lines to start, sparse drums build up to a good beat, growls kick in and all come together to make a good track. More drum use is making this much better for me overall as a listening experience. Some very nice echoing synth sounds in places which I particularly like. "The Worst Drug" is hard, fast and penetrating, as the album progresses the sounds seem to getting more dangerous. It's EBM but far from typical, the vocals are very good on this. Hard to describe but they just fit the space perfectly and the music supports perfectly in return.

"I Don't Give A Fuck", sounds like one to shout along too, and after a start I did not care for of samples which are repeated unfortunately develops into a good hard dance track. Then "The First Rule", more prominent and pounding drums throughout, which when used on previous tracks was done well, but on this track has been taken to far and is too overwhelming. Starting to give me that headache promised by track 2.

With "Rave [Rage] Party" we encounter a more techno sound, even hardstyle perhaps would be a fitting description. A lot of shouts as it progresses, not great unless you want to shout rage a lot and very loud. I can't think of any other purpose for it as it just doesn't seem to go anywhere. The title track "Dangerous Sounds" starts as I had hoped hard and fast, it rumbles along with shouts of dangerous sounds as it goes. There are a lot of good sounds in this but overall we just seem to have lost the plot in the last two tracks.

We move on to "Under the Skin" and we hear piano and drums, a slow beat and contrast. It's repetitive and may drive some mad, but it builds into a track I like, although I am not sure for how long. EVP (ft. Azzurrina) picks up the more fast and furious mode of the album, for the most part it's good but those experimental noises, samples or whatever they dispersed in it would drive me nuts.

Our only remix is Digital [T]error (Lex Noxell is Dead Remix). I liked the original which I said was simple, this is more complex and I like it even more. Includes some samples that work for me and has a great fast and furious beat. We complete with a bonus track "Infection [v.012]", and a bonus it is. Good fast dance beat and good dark vocals. The album really picked up well with the last two tracks and finished on a high.

Conclusion:
Overall an album I would recommend as there is much I really like and it is non-standard and contains plenty of variation. The vocals are dark and consistently good even on the tracks I don't care for. I would have scored a six, but give seven after considering my previous remark about the vocals and as it is so well produced. Contains some really stomping sounds particularly "Digital [T]error (Lex Noxell is Dead Remix)" which I will be listening to a lot. Of particular note also is "God 2.0", which again is a good all round stomping track, the synths make it almost an anthem. I hope it's not another three years before we hear from the LSD Project again.
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LSD Project - Dangerous Sounds

7.0
"Good"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by DSBP
The LSD Project is Lex Noxell, vocals, synths, and programming. This is the projects second release following the self-released EP 'Infection' in 2009. 'Dangerous Sounds' is a 12 track album released on the DSBP label.

The album begins with "Digital [T]error", my first thoughts are good clean EBM, but then I pick up on the techno element. So we have a crossover track but only just, with clear vocals as they should be. It has a good dance beat, and it sounds simple, but why should it not be, so take that as a complement. "Headache", starts with crying samples so I cringe a little. But at the same time the beat picks up well, vocals kick in which are again more than adequate. Musically more complex than before and the synth lines are good, and much less of the techno influence. I can understand that all the weeping is necessary to the track but it does mean I shall not be putting on repeat, three times was enough.

Next "God 2.0", nice lines to start, sparse drums build up to a good beat, growls kick in and all come together to make a good track. More drum use is making this much better for me overall as a listening experience. Some very nice echoing synth sounds in places which I particularly like. "The Worst Drug" is hard, fast and penetrating, as the album progresses the sounds seem to getting more dangerous. It's EBM but far from typical, the vocals are very good on this. Hard to describe but they just fit the space perfectly and the music supports perfectly in return.

"I Don't Give A Fuck", sounds like one to shout along too, and after a start I did not care for of samples which are repeated unfortunately develops into a good hard dance track. Then "The First Rule", more prominent and pounding drums throughout, which when used on previous tracks was done well, but on this track has been taken to far and is too overwhelming. Starting to give me that headache promised by track 2.

With "Rave [Rage] Party" we encounter a more techno sound, even hardstyle perhaps would be a fitting description. A lot of shouts as it progresses, not great unless you want to shout rage a lot and very loud. I can't think of any other purpose for it as it just doesn't seem to go anywhere. The title track "Dangerous Sounds" starts as I had hoped hard and fast, it rumbles along with shouts of dangerous sounds as it goes. There are a lot of good sounds in this but overall we just seem to have lost the plot in the last two tracks.

We move on to "Under the Skin" and we hear piano and drums, a slow beat and contrast. It's repetitive and may drive some mad, but it builds into a track I like, although I am not sure for how long. EVP (ft. Azzurrina) picks up the more fast and furious mode of the album, for the most part it's good but those experimental noises, samples or whatever they dispersed in it would drive me nuts.

Our only remix is Digital [T]error (Lex Noxell is Dead Remix). I liked the original which I said was simple, this is more complex and I like it even more. Includes some samples that work for me and has a great fast and furious beat. We complete with a bonus track "Infection [v.012]", and a bonus it is. Good fast dance beat and good dark vocals. The album really picked up well with the last two tracks and finished on a high.

Conclusion:
Overall an album I would recommend as there is much I really like and it is non-standard and contains plenty of variation. The vocals are dark and consistently good even on the tracks I don't care for. I would have scored a six, but give seven after considering my previous remark about the vocals and as it is so well produced. Contains some really stomping sounds particularly "Digital [T]error (Lex Noxell is Dead Remix)" which I will be listening to a lot. Of particular note also is "God 2.0", which again is a good all round stomping track, the synths make it almost an anthem. I hope it's not another three years before we hear from the LSD Project again. Jul 02 2012

Danya Malashenkov

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