Thursday, February 17, 2011

CD Review: New Industrial/Electronic Rock From Twitch The Ripper

Connecticut band Twitch The Ripper released their full-length debut album at the beginning of February entitled "Bodiless." The duo of Jon Dobyns and Lonn Bologna throw all their influences together on this album. Right from the opening track, "Disconnected," you hear strong similarities to Depeche Mode in their well-crafted industrial/electronic rock songs. The album also channels the sounds of Kraftwerk and New Order in the songs "Bright Is Impossible" and "Keep Me Cold." The duo mix the sound slightly with the all-out electronic pulsating beats of "Never Got You Anywhere" and swirling keyboards of "Body Blue." The album closes with the 7-minute, slow build-up of "A Place For Polaris."

The new album was mixed by Grammy-winner Phil Magnotti and mastered by Emily Lazar (Vampire Weekend, Depeche Mode). "Bodiless" is available now through iTunes. For more information on this young band, please visit their website (twitchtheripper.com).

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