DSBP and BLC PRODUCTIONS (blcmusic.com) team up on this debut cd from the
they combine heavy industrial,coldwave electronics,with cut up samples,
acid synths, dance rhythms for the clubs,and an overall sense of fun in the
air..there is a lot going on in each track,details are a key element here.
Krushed Opiates is one of the latest signings to the dsbp record label. The band has released stuff on sites like mp3.com in the past but I believe this is their first "official" release. The style of the music falls somewhere between rhythmic noise, guitar industrial and slight touches of ebm which when combined give off an almost old-school flavor ala Swamp Terrorist/Dj Killroy.
Full of dancey instrumental electronic cuts, "Driving The Two-Dimensional Highway" won't win any awards for originality but it will shake the floorboards lose at any industrial club. I'm a huge fan of Swamp Terrorist and this cd just brought me back to that sytle of cutting, sampled guitar riffs and hard pounding percussive hits. I feel the music would have an even bigger impact if some angry vocals were thrown over top of the music. If you dig Biopsy or Swamp Terrorist you'll feel right at home with Krushed Opiates.
Reviewed by: GunHed http://www.wetworksezine.com/dsbp.html
if unconventional mind-fucking industrial music with balls,beats ,grooves,and a sense of humor is your cup of tea,KRUSHED OPIATES are the new masters in the genre!!to hell with KMFDM and co. with their current walls of noise and heavily distorted vox,DSBP found a very talented gang who bring back the right balance between heavy industrial and coldwave melodic tunes."driving the two dimensional highway"is a crazy cocktail of abused and looped(female especially)vocal samples.groovy beats,hip hop rhythmics,and technoid synths. a very promising combo that will be welcomed with open arms by the crowdy fans of CHEM-LAB,good ole KMFDM,or yet SWAMP TERRORISTS on a gentler day.worthy of examination.Get your brain KRUSHED! (TSF:8) (SIDE LINE no.42)
I guess a lot of you might have missed Moonrock's excellent synthpop album "Eclipse Of The Mood" which had many similarities in style with the current generation of analogue synthpop bands such as Ganymede et al. In comparison this EP follow-up dips it's toes far more into the realms of dance music with the opening title track's no-nonsense rhythms & electro backing serving as a statement of intent. The spacey interludes give the track a very trancey feel & this is maintained throughout, most noticeably during the lengthy "When It's Real" which is slightly less succesful when listened to at home due to it's slightly repetitive nature but should do the business on the dancefloor. "Life's A Gas" & "Surrender" are far more enjoyable as the trance elements are incorporated into a more song-orientated style & the very chart-friendly dance style boasted by the remix of "Everybody Everywhere", the original of which appeared on the preceeding album along with "See A Lot" which appears here twice, as the "Myrrh Mix" & "Frankincense Mix". Both maintain the female vocals & slightly ethereal sound of the original but otherwise fit in with this EP, again appealing to both synthpop & dance music fans, a crossover potential that will hopefully benefit both the band & scene as a whole.
reviewed by Carl.J -Kaleidoscope Magazine http://www.kaleidoscopemusic.org.uk