Paranoid Foundation - Paranoid Motives 2
Ambient, Experimental This work that we have here was released by Paranoid Foundation, a duo within the industrial spectrum from the UK, homing in on ambient and experimental influences, however, you can still find a lot of other musical implementations well within their works. This is the first time I've heard of this duo, and, well, let's just skip the bullshit and get straight into the music.

This whole album is filled with short song, most of them being below the three minute mark. There are fourteen songs altogether, and the whole album is wrought like a spoken word project. Well, maybe the phrase "like a spoken word project" was a poor was to explain, for it is a spoken word project through and through. And that's one of the beauties of the album entirely.

The man speaking, the vocals, in other words, are very nice to listen to. They aren't overbearing at all, they come and they go. Normally, they give you a break in between lines just so you can enjoy the music. Listening to Something I Believed In was an absolute journey. Between the piano work and the sounds of nature combining with the very soothing talking was grand. I found this particular song to be beautiful.

And, what's even more is that if you actually pay attention to the lyrics, not just listen to the song while you're doing something distracting, you get some pretty deep thoughts. I mean, I'm not a psychological professor, not Dr. Phil or Oprah Winfrey, but you can really take something away from this album while listening to it.

Moving onto the actual music is fun in itself; the music is always complimenting the vocals. The songs do get some guitar work in some of the songs such as No More Disaster and New Logic, creating for a bit harder of a beat, but it still just cannot throw off the rhythm of the album. However, what I can say is that, in comparison to the more soothing songs on the album, the ones that just try and ebb up just a bit are the ones that I would've rather not heard. Not because they're bad, but just because they don't sound as good as the calmer songs.

Needless to say, I still enjoyed listening to this album. If I could, I would pick out the guitar driven songs and some of the slightly faster songs just to enjoy the slower ones. But, I cannot lie and say that this album wasn't good. It was good, and I do wish to hear more from this project, as they seem interesting enough to come back to them.
4
Brutal Resonance

Paranoid Foundation - Paranoid Motives 2

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
This work that we have here was released by Paranoid Foundation, a duo within the industrial spectrum from the UK, homing in on ambient and experimental influences, however, you can still find a lot of other musical implementations well within their works. This is the first time I've heard of this duo, and, well, let's just skip the bullshit and get straight into the music.

This whole album is filled with short song, most of them being below the three minute mark. There are fourteen songs altogether, and the whole album is wrought like a spoken word project. Well, maybe the phrase "like a spoken word project" was a poor was to explain, for it is a spoken word project through and through. And that's one of the beauties of the album entirely.

The man speaking, the vocals, in other words, are very nice to listen to. They aren't overbearing at all, they come and they go. Normally, they give you a break in between lines just so you can enjoy the music. Listening to Something I Believed In was an absolute journey. Between the piano work and the sounds of nature combining with the very soothing talking was grand. I found this particular song to be beautiful.

And, what's even more is that if you actually pay attention to the lyrics, not just listen to the song while you're doing something distracting, you get some pretty deep thoughts. I mean, I'm not a psychological professor, not Dr. Phil or Oprah Winfrey, but you can really take something away from this album while listening to it.

Moving onto the actual music is fun in itself; the music is always complimenting the vocals. The songs do get some guitar work in some of the songs such as No More Disaster and New Logic, creating for a bit harder of a beat, but it still just cannot throw off the rhythm of the album. However, what I can say is that, in comparison to the more soothing songs on the album, the ones that just try and ebb up just a bit are the ones that I would've rather not heard. Not because they're bad, but just because they don't sound as good as the calmer songs.

Needless to say, I still enjoyed listening to this album. If I could, I would pick out the guitar driven songs and some of the slightly faster songs just to enjoy the slower ones. But, I cannot lie and say that this album wasn't good. It was good, and I do wish to hear more from this project, as they seem interesting enough to come back to them.
Sep 24 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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.

Share this review

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
12
Shares

Buy this release

We don't have any stores registered for this release. Click here to search on Google

Related articles

VNV Nation - 'Automatic'

Review, Oct 10 2011

Beauty Queen Autopsy

Interview, Jul 02 2015

Shortly about us

Started in spring 2009, Brutal Resonance quickly grew from a Swedish based netzine into an established International zine of the highest standard.

We cover genres like Synthpop, EBM, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Neofolk, Darkwave, Noise and all their sub- and similar genres.

© Brutal Resonance 2009-2016
Designed by and developed by Head of Mímir 2016