by Rhythm Of Cruelty

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Eve McGivern Dark post-punk in the vein of early Siouxsie if that band were to collaborate with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. The music is colored with dreamy female vocals pulled back into the mix, with rhythms driven by atmospheric and urgent guitar and pulsing baselines. This belongs alongside today's best darkwave. The only complaint I can make is that I wish the female vocals were brought forward in the mix more strongly so that the listener could hear the urgency that is clearly present in the vocals. Favorite track: Saturated.
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    Beautiful ethereal Post wave punk, driving guitars and atmospheric bass lines accompanied by Brandi's vocals make a perfect combination. It's the type of record you'll want to hear in a club or just sitting at home. Seriously is beautiful! Comparisons to bands like Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil come to mind at times on this record, however Rhythm of Cruelty takes the beauty of those two artist of the past and give a harder, darker, post punk edge and ambience.

    Rhythm of Cruelty are Brandi Strauss & Ian Rowley
    Cover collage created by Brandi Strauss for Static Control
    Insert collage creted by Ian Rowley
    Layout and design by Ian Rowley & Brandi Strauss
    Recorded and mixed by Ian Rowley
    Mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory

    Includes unlimited streaming of Saturated via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released July 24, 2015



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Modern dark music label founded in the early 90s as a vehicle for the burgeoning peace punk movement in Orange County, CA featuring bands like Media Children, Autonomy, Resist and Exist and More. Our love for the death rock, peace punk, and dark synth music that got us going as kids has only intensified with time. We hope you enjoy! ... more

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