Oct 2011 12

Inertia - DeworldedInertia
Category: Industrial/Electronica
Album: Deworlded
Stars: 2
Blurb: Inertia spins slightly out of orbit with this album, but there’s hope to regain trajectory.

 

London-based electronic project Inertia returns with another album in their extensive discography: Deworlded. Bringing another 11 tracks as a follow-up to the leading single Repeat & Follow, Inertia pounds out excellent industrial/dance tracks filled with strong drums, sweeping synths and arpeggios, punchy guitar, and heavy bass.

By far, “Repeat and Follow” is the standout track of this album, thus warranting the entire single devoted to it. With a strong melody and an in-your-face beat, the song is relentless and powerful. Second to this is the track “Gone,” which, despite following a simple dance/electronic formula, generates a solid and moving track.

A major flaw to the album, unfortunately, is the vocal tracks. Whether led by male or female vocals, the patterning on all tracks is extremely rigid if not downright wooden. This often causes Inertia to fall into the rhythm of lining up the vocals with one of the running elements of the track, adding a level of monotony to the song that could be easily fixed by varying the vocal pattern into something new and slightly more complex. Songs such as “Anticulture,” “Alien,” and “Feed” are prime examples of this forced style of singing; it simply does not sound natural, and both detracts and distracts from the excellent music that Inertia has constructed. Additionally, the album begins to collapse as it nears the end; the instrumental track “Strange Familiar” is lifeless (pads and glitches), “Fallout” is composed entirely of pithy lyrics with simple music, and “Round and Round” brings a level of confusion to the album with a perplexingly (and failingly) hip-hop style in the vocals mixed with overdriven electro; the lyrics themselves are unengaging and monotonous.

Inertia has proven their stock with previous albums. Deworlded sends the band off-axis a bit, but with promise hiding behind the shortcomings of some tracks, Inertia is far from gone.

Track list:

  1. Deworld
  2. Anticulture
  3. Feed
  4. Feline Fantasy
  5. Repeat & Follow
  6. Alien
  7. Strange Familiar
  8. Gone
  9. Fallout
  10. Round and Round
  11. Capture

Inertia Website http://www.inertia.gs
Inertia MySpace http://www.myspace.com/inertia001
Inertia Facebook http://www.facebook.com/inertiaband
Inertia Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/inertiaofficial
Cryonica Music Website http://www.cryonica.com
Cryonica Music Myspace http://www.myspace.com/cryonicamusic
Cryonica Music Facebook https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_111569302205968

Purchase at:
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3

2010-11-22

Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)

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