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What this album is, however, is very interesting music that is some kind of mix of psy-trance, maybe a little metallic influence, and some other undefined weird electronica. This album is MUCH better than IM the supervisor and is as good as (and similar in nature to) Converting Vegetarians. Unlike the previous reviewer, I loved the second part of CV (as well as the first part), so for me this album sounding like that is a positive, not a negative! So, if you are wondering whether to buy this album, I suppose you should thus base your decision on how you liked CV (specifically, the second disc).
The tracks here differ enough to warrant a track-by-track review:
1. Becoming Insane - *extremely* catchy!!! You'll be humming this to yourself long after it's over. There are some flamenco-ish sounding guitars on this track that remind me of the ones on Juno Reactor's Pistolero. 9/10
2. Artillery - This would be an excellent track if it weren't for the extremely annoying rap vocals. (WHY, Mushroom, WHY?!?!?!) If they at least rapped themselves with that very cute accent (like on the converting vegetarians title track!) instead of getting some very typical-sounding hip hop rapper to do it, this track would be so much better! 4/10
3. Vicious Delicious - This one sounds more like an old school Infected Mushroom trance track, some great moments here 9/10
4. Heavyweight - Slow-paced, like CV disc 2 stuff, with a sort of chugging heavy metal feel to some of it, quite nice 8/10
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Fans of 'Classical Mushroom' should be pleased, but newcomers should start with 'Classical Mushroom' to gage whether or not they'll like this album. Vocals are also present in about 3 or so songs, but not for the entire durations.
Hope this helps.
On the other hand, if you are a fan of music (and I mean everything from classical to punk to funk to jazz to metal to hip-hop and everything inbetween) then this may be one of the greatest albums ever made. This album will simultaneously blow your mind with it's complexity and form, and kick your @$$ with power and energy.
This is classical music that you can dance and headbang to.
If you happen to read this review and happen to be a classically trained musician please buy this album, listen to it, and come back here espouse the musical brilliance and genius that is Infected Mushroom.
And as a minor side note to this album, they managed to create the genre of Psy-hop with Artillery(track 2) on this album. And mark my words in about a year or two everyone will know what Psy-hop is as it will be on every hip-hop/top 40/alternative station from Boston to Budapest.
I'm done now. I'd say more but then you'd probably waste your time reading this when you should be buying this album right now.
I also bought another of their CDs, Legend of the Black Shawarma....love that one too.
As somewhat of an audiophile, I'm also very pleased that these CDs are very well engineered and recorded. The sound quality is excellent. Unfortunately, so many CDs today sound like crap.
Highly recommended if you like this kind of music!
I suppose any band which is intent on evolving their sound suffers from losing some of their already-established fanbase who are unwilling to come along for the whole ride. I can certainly sympathize with a group which is tired of the limitations of their initial genre and wants to break out a bit by the time their sixth album comes around (after all, if I want Converting Vegetarians, why don't I just go listen to Converting Vegetarians already?), but the "newer" stuff just doesn't sound that good to me. The lyrics themselves are pretty insipid, and the usually-interesting instrumentation gets toned down quite a bit while the vocals are going on, to let the vocals do their own thing without being buried behind the noise. I miss the noise, though!
To be fair, there's some very nice moments on this album. Despite my dislike for the vocals, the middle section of "Change the Formality" is pretty exhilarating, and other tracks like "Becoming Insane" treat the vocals more as samples than actual vocals, which is a much more pleasant approach, to me.Read more ›
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amazing! among one of my favorite albums by infected mushroomPublished 5 months ago by Timothy Bankes
This is an awesome cd, I like each track and the varied instrumentation with the beat keeps you moving.Published 15 months ago by D. Blankenship
Amazon's policy of not allowing re-downloading is terrible. Another reason to not support the entertainment industry and Amazon in particular. Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by Robert Burgess