Greyhound - Prototype
Rhythmic Noise, Powernoise Holy fuck! Seems like Greyhound is back on the warpath again! When they emerged with their debute 'Electroiz' in 2004 they were as brutal as the most agressive rhythmnic noise bands around. Unfortunately the albums after that were too breakbeaty artyfarty for my taste. Still hard and noisy, but it lacked a certain catchyness and those albums never stuck with me.

This is most certainly not the case on 'Prototype'. The album starts off promising, but when the second track "...and this is my world!" starts off with its highly infectious rhythmn we know we are in for a treat. Greyhound still keeps away from the 4/4 beats but manages to make it sound funky and groovy and thats when topnotch rhythmnic noise really shines.

The tracks also seem to be better balanced and not as filled to the brim as earlier work. What i also like is the use of rhythmns close to dancehall and moombahton like in "from near and far". I think more bands should do that because it fits the industrial and noise genres very well.

'Prototype' is an excellent album for the lover of rhythmnic noise and harsh industrial. There is almost no melody to be heard, and the entire album is made out of abrassive loops, intricating rhythms, harsh percussion and layes of noise and fuzz. Not for the faint of heart, and great stuff to drive your neighbours to insanity. If you are into similar material like their labelmates Mono No Aware and Winterkälte, this is a must have.
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Brutal Resonance

Greyhound - Prototype

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by HANDS
Holy fuck! Seems like Greyhound is back on the warpath again! When they emerged with their debute 'Electroiz' in 2004 they were as brutal as the most agressive rhythmnic noise bands around. Unfortunately the albums after that were too breakbeaty artyfarty for my taste. Still hard and noisy, but it lacked a certain catchyness and those albums never stuck with me.

This is most certainly not the case on 'Prototype'. The album starts off promising, but when the second track "...and this is my world!" starts off with its highly infectious rhythmn we know we are in for a treat. Greyhound still keeps away from the 4/4 beats but manages to make it sound funky and groovy and thats when topnotch rhythmnic noise really shines.

The tracks also seem to be better balanced and not as filled to the brim as earlier work. What i also like is the use of rhythmns close to dancehall and moombahton like in "from near and far". I think more bands should do that because it fits the industrial and noise genres very well.

'Prototype' is an excellent album for the lover of rhythmnic noise and harsh industrial. There is almost no melody to be heard, and the entire album is made out of abrassive loops, intricating rhythms, harsh percussion and layes of noise and fuzz. Not for the faint of heart, and great stuff to drive your neighbours to insanity. If you are into similar material like their labelmates Mono No Aware and Winterkälte, this is a must have. Jun 09 2012

Pieter Winkelaar

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