Project K.1.1 - DRUGS
EBM Just a bit ago, you may remember me reviewing Nekkro-Electro's 6 Sick 6. In so many words and without repeating myself a second time, I did not enjoy the album all too much. However, there were three songs that I did enjoy on the whole album. I was contacted by one of the members of the band, saying to check out his side persona, Project K.1.1, an EBM solo project based in Australia.

And, if you couldn't guess by the title of the album, each and every single one of the songs are named after a drug, except for the first that holds the same name as the album. Now, all in all, you might be looking to skip over this album just based on mere appearance; the cover art looks as if it was put together by some kid using paint playing on his mother's computer. But, don't judge a book by its cover, although it's hard not to in this case.

The album kicks off with just the standard titled DRUGS, and we're hit with a pretty dull beat surrounded by several samples. However, the samples were used very decently within the song, and the beat managed to somewhat entertain; if this song were any longer, I'd probably hate it for repetition.

Rolling on, we're hit straight into some ACID. The beat does get better in this one, still holding over about the same pace as the first song. And, it also used samples from Pulp Fiction, so that's always a plus in my book. I found it amusing that after I thought, "Acid leads to serious trips,", the song transferred straight into the next, TRIPS. It picks up, having a less harsh tone, and putting in a fair bit more electronics.

SPEED suffered due to too many uses of samples, and not enough focus on the music. I didn't mind fair uses of the samples in the previous songs, but this one kind of did a bit of overkill. Not only that, but the use of a quote from Scarface would have served a higher purpose within the next song, COCAINE. And, I mean, the next song did use some more Scarface quotes, but it also got a bit ridiculous with the many uses of samples.

NARCOTICS came in next, and it had a steady and good beat, but, once more, the samples actually ruined the song. And, I mean, I have to stop now, because my thoughts are going to be the same for the rest of the album. Every single song on the album, while it was bearable at first, has a sample in it every ten to thirty seconds. And that, to me, is terrible. Whether or not it was the artist's intent to pack more samples than music into the album was beyond me, but I would much, much rather see more music than samples in their future musical releases than not.
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Project K.1.1 - DRUGS

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
Just a bit ago, you may remember me reviewing Nekkro-Electro's 6 Sick 6. In so many words and without repeating myself a second time, I did not enjoy the album all too much. However, there were three songs that I did enjoy on the whole album. I was contacted by one of the members of the band, saying to check out his side persona, Project K.1.1, an EBM solo project based in Australia.

And, if you couldn't guess by the title of the album, each and every single one of the songs are named after a drug, except for the first that holds the same name as the album. Now, all in all, you might be looking to skip over this album just based on mere appearance; the cover art looks as if it was put together by some kid using paint playing on his mother's computer. But, don't judge a book by its cover, although it's hard not to in this case.

The album kicks off with just the standard titled DRUGS, and we're hit with a pretty dull beat surrounded by several samples. However, the samples were used very decently within the song, and the beat managed to somewhat entertain; if this song were any longer, I'd probably hate it for repetition.

Rolling on, we're hit straight into some ACID. The beat does get better in this one, still holding over about the same pace as the first song. And, it also used samples from Pulp Fiction, so that's always a plus in my book. I found it amusing that after I thought, "Acid leads to serious trips,", the song transferred straight into the next, TRIPS. It picks up, having a less harsh tone, and putting in a fair bit more electronics.

SPEED suffered due to too many uses of samples, and not enough focus on the music. I didn't mind fair uses of the samples in the previous songs, but this one kind of did a bit of overkill. Not only that, but the use of a quote from Scarface would have served a higher purpose within the next song, COCAINE. And, I mean, the next song did use some more Scarface quotes, but it also got a bit ridiculous with the many uses of samples.

NARCOTICS came in next, and it had a steady and good beat, but, once more, the samples actually ruined the song. And, I mean, I have to stop now, because my thoughts are going to be the same for the rest of the album. Every single song on the album, while it was bearable at first, has a sample in it every ten to thirty seconds. And that, to me, is terrible. Whether or not it was the artist's intent to pack more samples than music into the album was beyond me, but I would much, much rather see more music than samples in their future musical releases than not.
Apr 20 2014

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.

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