Flee The Scene Industrial, Drum\'n\'Bass Hindu Pez This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint. The one thing connecting all three songs on "Flee The Scene" is a love for rushing drum'n'bass. Take for example the explicitly titled 'Fuck Your Goddamn Dance Floor'. This deconstruction of what is usually expected on a club floor is a mile-a-minute paced track that never lets up from start to finish. While I very much appreciate the samples and experimental sounds that decorate the track in full, I did feel as if the drum'n'bass elements were tame and fairly generic for the genre. Good mixing and a decent bass setup, but I don't feel as if I would pick this out of a playlist full of other genre songs. It's just average. I had similar feelings at the start of 'Missing The City At 2am' when the initial d'n'b elements hit, but after I got to the meat of the song I came away appreciating Hindu Pez's brilliance on it. Rather than sticking with d'n'b as a primary influence, Hindu Pez reached out to breakcore and even minor elements of dubstep to create an extremely wonky and energetic piece. There are so many breaks within the track that it is hard to keep up; as soon as I thought it was heading in one direction, it twisted my limb and threw me somewhere else. Considering this track only lasts two-minutes and thirty-eight seconds, I was impressed.Flee The Scene by Hindu PezThe final track on the EP is 'Kill The Dj'. Like the song before it, it's very experimental but takes note from industrial and noise music. My only complaint on this track is that some of the higher pitched synths made me wince, which led me to often skipping this track on replays of "Flee The Scene". If it weren't for that, I would have liked it a lot more. My feelings and thoughts of "Flee The Scene" are those that come off of it with a positive aspect, but also with some flaws. While I believe Hindu Pez nailed the sound design on 'Missing The City At 2am', the faults in the other songs weight the entire product down. Not so much that I despise it, but in a sense that leaves me disappointed. I feel as if Hindu Pez could use even a bit more bass in his songs to give them an extra oomph, perhaps leading to why I adored the second track so much. In any case, there's untapped potential here, and I hope to see Hindu Pez reach his fullest one day. Six out of ten.  350
Brutal Resonance

Hindu Pez - Flee The Scene

6.0
"Alright"
Released off label 2022
This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint. 

The one thing connecting all three songs on "Flee The Scene" is a love for rushing drum'n'bass. Take for example the explicitly titled 'Fuck Your Goddamn Dance Floor'. This deconstruction of what is usually expected on a club floor is a mile-a-minute paced track that never lets up from start to finish. While I very much appreciate the samples and experimental sounds that decorate the track in full, I did feel as if the drum'n'bass elements were tame and fairly generic for the genre. Good mixing and a decent bass setup, but I don't feel as if I would pick this out of a playlist full of other genre songs. It's just average. 

I had similar feelings at the start of 'Missing The City At 2am' when the initial d'n'b elements hit, but after I got to the meat of the song I came away appreciating Hindu Pez's brilliance on it. Rather than sticking with d'n'b as a primary influence, Hindu Pez reached out to breakcore and even minor elements of dubstep to create an extremely wonky and energetic piece. There are so many breaks within the track that it is hard to keep up; as soon as I thought it was heading in one direction, it twisted my limb and threw me somewhere else. Considering this track only lasts two-minutes and thirty-eight seconds, I was impressed.



The final track on the EP is 'Kill The Dj'. Like the song before it, it's very experimental but takes note from industrial and noise music. My only complaint on this track is that some of the higher pitched synths made me wince, which led me to often skipping this track on replays of "Flee The Scene". If it weren't for that, I would have liked it a lot more. 

My feelings and thoughts of "Flee The Scene" are those that come off of it with a positive aspect, but also with some flaws. While I believe Hindu Pez nailed the sound design on 'Missing The City At 2am', the faults in the other songs weight the entire product down. Not so much that I despise it, but in a sense that leaves me disappointed. I feel as if Hindu Pez could use even a bit more bass in his songs to give them an extra oomph, perhaps leading to why I adored the second track so much. In any case, there's untapped potential here, and I hope to see Hindu Pez reach his fullest one day. Six out of ten. 
Apr 18 2022

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

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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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