Jul 2013 28

Lost Reality - Roboid 371304Lost Reality
Category: Alternative / Dark Electro
Album: Roboid 371304
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Full of emotion the Italian trio takes you on a ride through the cosmos with heavy guitars and more spacey synths than you can shake a planet at.


Lost Reality has been lurking the bowels of musical space since 1996, undergoing several transformations throughout the years until the band arrived at its current mesh of dark electronics and alternative rock guitars. With varying degrees of success from live shows to the previous album being well received, Lost Reality arrives at Roboid 371304, pressing together a mass of different aspects of various music genres and creating a style for itself within the mixture. The guitars will screech and howl, the bass lines drone and drive throughout each song, the vocals groan and wail, and the electronics are varied, avoiding bland synth combinations, which gives Lost Reality a nice touch of spacey lasers in the tracks.

“Contact” opens Roboid 371304 with the sounds of rockets blasting and ambient pads that push calmly against light keys and kick directly into the fast paced and electronic heavy “One by One,” which has a bit of a drum & bass set and fuzzy electronic bass that takes you beyond the stars. “Discoboy 040125” continues the spacey theme of the album but has a much more rock oriented instrumentation set as its bass and guitars take center stage pushing the electronics to the background but combing with them. Title track “Roboid 371304” has driving bass guitar matched up with various electronic beeps and blips throughout the background, both of which are ultimately joined by epic pads that lead directly into its big chorus section; one of the album’s most standout productions. “Lightless Box” also brings the rock with a deep bass line and heavy guitars steering your spaceship into the nebula where heads bounce. The electronics are minimal here but woven into the shadows of the song to give it little pieces of extra noise. The slow paced and pad laced “Among the Stars 860306” ballad is extremely melancholy and almost a bit romantic vocally and will either woo you or drop you into cryogenic stasis depending on your tastes. Roboid 371304 ends with “The World 201717,” which sounds as if your precious robot is either being crushed or rising from the grave to hear one more sullen keystroke depending on who you ask, but a fitting end to the album overall.

You’ll find plenty of emotional vocal performances and varying degrees of instrumentation that will take you on a roller coaster ride through the planets. From alternative rock guitars to dark electronic synths, there is a little something for a few different audiences on Roboid 371304.
Track list:

  1. Contact
  2. One by one
  3. S.O.S. Space
  4. Discoboy 040125
  5. Homage to Vega
  6. Roboid 371304
  7. Lightless Box
  8. Among the Stars 860306
  9. The Frog Prince
  10. The World 201717

Lost Reality Website http://www.lostreality.it
Lost Reality MySpace http://www.myspace.com/lostrealityspace
Lost Reality Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Reality/60068366495
Lost Reality ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/lostrealityrn
Lost Reality SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/lostreality
GildRome Productions Website http://www.gildrome.it
GildRome Productions MySpace http://www.myspace.com/558171137
GildRome Productions Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gildrome-productions/168333776581498
Purchase at:
Amazon MP3
Ovis Terrell Ross (TreverAeonIO)

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