Jun 2011 15

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Category: Post-Punk / Electronica
Album: Sex, Death, & Repetition
Stars: 2
Blurb: Last year, UK band Semi0n released its first recording. Of the 20 CD copies they produced, their website says they still have one left.


Sex, Death, & Repetition is the debut EP from Semi0n, an English experimental band. Comprised of Limp Sidney, Wilhelm Stroker, and Captain Shitébeard, the four-song EP features a muddy garage style of rock that infuses electronica elements. Similar at times to bands like Pigface, Murder Inc., and Killing Joke, Sidney’s vocal style is also reminiscent of a more alto Chris Connelly.

Available as a download from UK label MoMT Records, Sex, Death, & Repetition also saw a physical CD-R release of all of 20 copies, each with a homemade gatefold sleeve. With such a tiny hard copy release of such average DIY quality, it’s curious as to why the band would even bother with such a miniscule limited run.

While the music on this EP shows a good deal of promise – lyrically and musically the material shows a decent level of competence – Sex, Death, & Repetition still feels half baked. Nothing stands out on this release. Everything from the artwork, to mastering, to its physical release could have seen more effort and imagination. Considering their first track was available on an MoMT compilation in 2008, you would think they could have cranked out more than four mediocre songs in two years’ time. If you enjoy hopelessly obscure college Brit rock, this one’s for you.


Track list:

  1. Die with Dignity
  2. Lips
  3. The 3Rs
  4. I Think We’re Dead


Semi0n MySpace http://www.myspace.com/semi0n
Semi0n Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Semi0n/120867031275414
Semi0n BandCamp http://semi0n.bandcamp.com
MoMT Records Website http://www.momt.co.uk
MoMT Records MySpace http://www.myspace.com/momtrecords




Brian Backlash (BrianBacklash)

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