Republik of Screens - Res Republika
Rhythmic Noise, Powernoise Republik of Screens is a rhythmic noise/industrial project from Syco Trauma of Chrysalide, and Nasty bug of sub produkt, based in Tours, France. The project revolves around our common dependence on all types of screens, that has developed since the invention of the cinema.

The first track is titled "...", I hope this is an intro, nothing to tell me it is. It has an essence of indeterminacy and unpleasantness, while dispensing for the most part with melody, harmony, and rhythm as much noise music does.

The "Worst of Drugs" builds on to the unpleasantness of our intro then changing well with a heavy drum beat beat and harsh vocals into more or a mixture of Aggrotech and Rhythmic noise. It has order, beat and rhythm and you could dance to it once it gets going. I find the screaming vocals particularly good.

"Screen Dissection" seems to automatically build on the madness once more and effortlessly. It bangs and crunches, while still having a super dance beat and rhythm. This needs to be listened to really loud to appreciate those drums which alone are enough to make you lose all sense of rationality.

"The Parade of Screens", brings more noise with a super fast drum beat, lots of different noises, less structured than the two previous tracks as has lost some of the Aggrotech element but still retains enough order for dancing.

"To Be Broadcasted", what a change but yes its still good. Probably just as well they slowed down a little for the sake of my health. We have pure noise, then structured drums and metal sounds and even samples. It has more of an industrial feel . The vocals and French samples work well for me to give the required overall effect I believe is intended. If they don't it's your own lack of imagination which is the problem.

The title track "Res Republika", a strange mixture of monotonous piano sounds and samples. The tune reminds me of "Memories are made of this" - Dean Martin circa 1955. Got to admit this track has lost me and although I realise the clues all lie in the samples/vocal sounds I don't get it.

"The Republik is Proclaimed", brings more metal crunching and drum banging taking me back towards the delirium of before, also accompanied by some great droning synth sounds. All these sounds are combined so well to give a great rhythm.

We get much more noise with "Sex with a Screen (Republik of Screens vs Sirko Drive)". A combination of harsh noise, drum and bass and industrial hi-hop harsh vocals is my best effort at a description. Unstructured in many parts but deranged and abrasive for the duration. This knows no genre boundaries.

"Interference" is just about what it says it is. One minute and fifty three seconds of interference in the form of screeching noises. Our album completes with two remixes, the first of which is, "Worst of Drugs (Remixed by F.Y.D.) feat. Inhumate. This is much more harsh/power noise than the original track, as it loses much of the rhythm and Aggrotech elements. "Generation Screen (Chrysalide Remix by Republik of Screens)" has got melody and great beats which are all complementary to Chrysalides Cyberpunk sound.

Conclusion:
For some of the album rhythmic noise at it's best I believe. It has so much energy and power which rub off onto the listener, mainly due to its aggressiveness and rawness. The best for me "Screen Dissection", which I can only describe as music for lunatics at it's best. I also enjoyed "The Republik is Proclaimed", and "Sex with a Screen", although that probably should not be encouraged! I was impressed enough that I wanted to see what these guys do live, I found some YouTube footage and I must say it all looks and sounds as mental as what I had hoped for.
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Republik of Screens - Res Republika

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"Great"
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Electroracle
Released 2012 by Audiotrauma
Republik of Screens is a rhythmic noise/industrial project from Syco Trauma of Chrysalide, and Nasty bug of sub produkt, based in Tours, France. The project revolves around our common dependence on all types of screens, that has developed since the invention of the cinema.

The first track is titled "...", I hope this is an intro, nothing to tell me it is. It has an essence of indeterminacy and unpleasantness, while dispensing for the most part with melody, harmony, and rhythm as much noise music does.

The "Worst of Drugs" builds on to the unpleasantness of our intro then changing well with a heavy drum beat beat and harsh vocals into more or a mixture of Aggrotech and Rhythmic noise. It has order, beat and rhythm and you could dance to it once it gets going. I find the screaming vocals particularly good.

"Screen Dissection" seems to automatically build on the madness once more and effortlessly. It bangs and crunches, while still having a super dance beat and rhythm. This needs to be listened to really loud to appreciate those drums which alone are enough to make you lose all sense of rationality.

"The Parade of Screens", brings more noise with a super fast drum beat, lots of different noises, less structured than the two previous tracks as has lost some of the Aggrotech element but still retains enough order for dancing.

"To Be Broadcasted", what a change but yes its still good. Probably just as well they slowed down a little for the sake of my health. We have pure noise, then structured drums and metal sounds and even samples. It has more of an industrial feel . The vocals and French samples work well for me to give the required overall effect I believe is intended. If they don't it's your own lack of imagination which is the problem.

The title track "Res Republika", a strange mixture of monotonous piano sounds and samples. The tune reminds me of "Memories are made of this" - Dean Martin circa 1955. Got to admit this track has lost me and although I realise the clues all lie in the samples/vocal sounds I don't get it.

"The Republik is Proclaimed", brings more metal crunching and drum banging taking me back towards the delirium of before, also accompanied by some great droning synth sounds. All these sounds are combined so well to give a great rhythm.

We get much more noise with "Sex with a Screen (Republik of Screens vs Sirko Drive)". A combination of harsh noise, drum and bass and industrial hi-hop harsh vocals is my best effort at a description. Unstructured in many parts but deranged and abrasive for the duration. This knows no genre boundaries.

"Interference" is just about what it says it is. One minute and fifty three seconds of interference in the form of screeching noises. Our album completes with two remixes, the first of which is, "Worst of Drugs (Remixed by F.Y.D.) feat. Inhumate. This is much more harsh/power noise than the original track, as it loses much of the rhythm and Aggrotech elements. "Generation Screen (Chrysalide Remix by Republik of Screens)" has got melody and great beats which are all complementary to Chrysalides Cyberpunk sound.

Conclusion:
For some of the album rhythmic noise at it's best I believe. It has so much energy and power which rub off onto the listener, mainly due to its aggressiveness and rawness. The best for me "Screen Dissection", which I can only describe as music for lunatics at it's best. I also enjoyed "The Republik is Proclaimed", and "Sex with a Screen", although that probably should not be encouraged! I was impressed enough that I wanted to see what these guys do live, I found some YouTube footage and I must say it all looks and sounds as mental as what I had hoped for. Jun 21 2012

Danya Malashenkov

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