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Uglyhead – Time & Time Again (Cassette Album – Automation Records)

Nov 1,2018

Genre/Influences: Industrial, experimental, ambient.

Background/Info: Jake Alejo is already active under the Uglyhead moniker for nearly 20 years. Several productions have been released and we here welcome the newest exposure entitled “Time & Time Again” revealing 8 cuts.

Content: Defined as ‘experimental dark rock’, this opus will also appeal for lovers of darkest music genres and especially industrial heads. The songs are quite diversified, in the beginning mainly driven by nervous drum sections, but still revealing icy electronic treatments and enraged vocal parts.

The second part of the work becomes a bit slower featuring freaky industrial-ambient passages.

+ + + : The album stands for a dark, but eclectic composition bringing different influences together. The industrial element appears to be the main one, which mixed with cold electronics and chilling atmospheres result in a truly fascinating and ultimate underground composition. “Amalgam” is a real great track. The cassette format reinforces the underground touch of the production.

– – – : I can’t say this work is an extreme sonic experience, but for sure not the most accessible one. It’s not that easy to define Uglyhead, which makes the originality of the sound, but still a truly challenge when it comes to conquer a wider audience.

Conclusion: This is a totally underground-minded work with a cool industrial approach. I’m not totally convinced, but I am intrigued.

Best songs: “Amalgam”, “Burgeon”, “Arms Of Memories”.

Rate: (6½).

Artist: www.uglyhead.org / www.facebook.com/uglyheadmusic

Label: www.automationrecords.com / www.facebook.com/AutomationRecords

 



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