|Coda |Music Ration Entertainment, 2010|
01. Stay Sick (Album Mix), 02. Run, 03. The Knife, 04. Anna's Song, 05. Corporate Lunch, 06. Paid Vacation, 07. No Space, 08. Stay Sick (64K Mix)
Sounds of Mass Production (acronym: SMP) releases new albums from time to time, but the bands founder and main character behind the band - Jason Bazinet spent the last few years playing the drums and touring with such bands as Chemlab, 16Volt and Front Line Assembly most recently.
It seems as though Jason caught up with the roots of his musical inspirations on the newest SMP album. Smartly sampled guitars (“Run”, “Anna's Song”, “No Space”) certainly lay the foundation for aggressive tunes on certain songs. This formula combined with dynamic and repetitive rhythms (“The Knife”, “Corporate Lunch”) aim towards the EBM scene. The punk-crust rebel sound (“Paid Vacation”) makes a distinct mark and can also be found on the album. Coda includes a lot of rhythmic solutions borrowed from rap music (“Stay Sick”, “Run”). This seems to be a good idea considering that it automatically extends a field of expression over industrial rock music fans and crosses boundaries into a rapcore environment that has been well known for getting unquestionable support.
The album finishes with a mix performed by an electronic-rap side-project of Jason called 64K (“Stay Sick 64K Mix”).
Wade Alin, who is well known for co-operating with electronic acts such as Christ Analogue and iScintilla produced the album. There are also guest appearances by Ned Kirby (Stromkern), Dee Madden (Penal Colony), Mike Ostrander (64K), Chris DeMarcus (Stiff Valentine) and Dan Miura (The Crills).
Coda contains high quality songs and interesting arrangements that should be enough for any music fan to enjoy until the next SMP album release date is announced.
(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, 30/01/2011. Proofreading: Scott M. Owens. Must not be used for promotional or commercial purposes. See a Legal Note for the copyrights below)