Music Reviews

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Artist: REFUSE TO DIE
Title: Collection Of Agnostic Flies
Format: CD
Label: The Eastern Front (@)
Rated: *****
Active since the '80s Refuse To Die is an Israeli project that plays a particular and personal kind of music. Mixing cabaret ballads, experimental/semi industrial sound collages, Refuse To Die tend to create a sound world of its own. COLLECTION OF AGNOSTIC FLIES is a compilation which gathers eleven tracks coming from their four past releases. Some tracks sound weird but really interesting (like the first three "Intro", "Aufwiderzein" and "We Are The Dots") as the song structure is reworked under an oblique way (try to imagine a raw version of Virgin Prunes). Tracks like "Fears" or "White Power" recalled me the early sound experiments of '80s industrial bands (if you have "The elephant table album" compilation you can understand what I mean) while others like "Womb", "Who Are The Brain Police" or the odd ballad "Birthday" tend to be focused on the creation of an experimental sound that needs time to be enjoyed (and sometimes it's difficult to find a perfect interaction with it).



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