R.I.P. (Roppongi Inc. Project) - Temporary Evacuation 27.04.86
Industrial, TBM Lets get this out there straight away.There's a lot of Russian Industrial acts trying to make a name for themselves Every 20 out of 30 new acts seem to be Either from Russian or the surrounding area, and with such a gestation rate, it's hard to keep up such a high standard. There's only so far you can go making digital albums about the revolution and astronauts before one becomes genuinely bored.

RIP are signed to Vendetta, and although I also have no love lost for acronyms in band names, there suggests just a hint of hope here... the single is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, and the cover isn't the absolute typical half arsed detritus that Industrial bands put out these days.

I'm looking for this to do three things to change my mind this evening :
- Songs need to not end up so repetitive after a minute that I skip them.
- 80% of the album needs to not be remixes of the same track.
- Bass, synth and production need to synch together well enough to make something special happen (I could count on one hand the amount of times this has worked for more than a fleeting moment of luck).

Intro 'Easy Life (White Noise' isn't an immediate goer for me, but I managed to listen to it through without flagging it as shit, which is rare for me and this style.
The title track is a little more promising, but i'm dismayed to see that 8 of the 13 tracks are remixes of it (there goes point two); even if those remixers include Ad Inferna, Cutoff:Sky, and de_tot_coR.

'Birthday' is the most inspired track on here, and it's one where I admit to being caught off guard and enjoying it. 'My Destination' and 'No Future' seal the exclusive tracks on here, and despite my biggest concerns and pet hates being present in some element or another, there is a certain finesse with R.I.P that leaves me curious as to a full length release. The remixes on here are passable at worst, decent at best, the original tracks range from generic to commendable - the production aids a lot in this genre as instrumental music has a monotone effect to the uninitiated.

Despite being a mixed bag at times, R.I.P. passes expectations and is more than a hit-and-miss TBM act. There's work to do here, but this release heralds an upcoming act, and I'm sure those of you familiar with the compilation tracks from these guys will check it out - for the most part, this is an above average release.

Nice concept, nicely crafted. Work a bit more on the attention to detail and you've got a floorfiller.

13 tracks at the price of a single is very worthwhile indeed.
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R.I.P. (Roppongi Inc. Project) - Temporary Evacuation 27.04.86

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Vendetta Music
Lets get this out there straight away.There's a lot of Russian Industrial acts trying to make a name for themselves Every 20 out of 30 new acts seem to be Either from Russian or the surrounding area, and with such a gestation rate, it's hard to keep up such a high standard. There's only so far you can go making digital albums about the revolution and astronauts before one becomes genuinely bored.

RIP are signed to Vendetta, and although I also have no love lost for acronyms in band names, there suggests just a hint of hope here... the single is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, and the cover isn't the absolute typical half arsed detritus that Industrial bands put out these days.

I'm looking for this to do three things to change my mind this evening :
- Songs need to not end up so repetitive after a minute that I skip them.
- 80% of the album needs to not be remixes of the same track.
- Bass, synth and production need to synch together well enough to make something special happen (I could count on one hand the amount of times this has worked for more than a fleeting moment of luck).

Intro 'Easy Life (White Noise' isn't an immediate goer for me, but I managed to listen to it through without flagging it as shit, which is rare for me and this style.
The title track is a little more promising, but i'm dismayed to see that 8 of the 13 tracks are remixes of it (there goes point two); even if those remixers include Ad Inferna, Cutoff:Sky, and de_tot_coR.

'Birthday' is the most inspired track on here, and it's one where I admit to being caught off guard and enjoying it. 'My Destination' and 'No Future' seal the exclusive tracks on here, and despite my biggest concerns and pet hates being present in some element or another, there is a certain finesse with R.I.P that leaves me curious as to a full length release. The remixes on here are passable at worst, decent at best, the original tracks range from generic to commendable - the production aids a lot in this genre as instrumental music has a monotone effect to the uninitiated.

Despite being a mixed bag at times, R.I.P. passes expectations and is more than a hit-and-miss TBM act. There's work to do here, but this release heralds an upcoming act, and I'm sure those of you familiar with the compilation tracks from these guys will check it out - for the most part, this is an above average release.

Nice concept, nicely crafted. Work a bit more on the attention to detail and you've got a floorfiller.

13 tracks at the price of a single is very worthwhile indeed.
Oct 13 2011

Nick Quarm

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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