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lightning bolt, "wonderful rainbow"

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The world's loudest genre-defiant drum and bass duo from Providence, Rhode Island have returned with possibly one of their most dancefloor accessible records ever. In perhaps a tribute, or a response to recent movements to make rock music more dancable (or a clever ploy to woo more female dyed-black hair fans), Wonderful Rainbow is an assault of pure energy. The duo, however, will never be found high up on a stage while a crowd dances below, as they prefer to play on floors exclusively, entirely surrounded in a sweaty, claustrophobic, smelly pit which feeds the super-charged sludge which is feverishly lovable. The album is broken into essentially two sides, and while there are about five songs each side, there's honestly no space big enough to stop for a breath of fresh air. This album is a complete rush. Songs like "On Fire" feature the hot-tempered drum and bass synergy of fast starts and stops while the album's closer, "Duel in the Deep" is very early 1990's post-industrial/big-beat remeniscent in its approach. Be warned, however, as by the time the pulsating beats of the fourth song, "2 Towers" take over, all senses of reality are completely distorted. Drivers might want to not play this album when there's any remote possibility of being pulled over for speeding. It's hard to conceive that these two down-to-earth guys are being clever, deceptive, or ironic, but there's some inexplicable magical sonic happenings when the thunderous repetitious pounding of the bass guitar and bass drum collide at these intervals, almost like the negative images seen only for a brief millisecond when eyes close. Maybe I just don't know enough about psycho acoustics to truly explain it, but it's something that truly must be experienced first-hand to believe. 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 10:16  


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