Ship of Fools
Let's Get This Mother Out of Here
posted on 10/2002 By:
Well I really don't know what to say about this album. You sort of lose yourself in it even though the metal elements are few and far between. For the most part, the album is electronic ambient keyboards with some guitars. The one thing I was thinking about when I was absorbing the album was my many video game experiences. It just forced me to think about sort of a long voyage and solving puzzles in fantastic fantasy worlds, etc. Partly because of the fact that a lot of the sound is computer generated, and partly because the tune just has that feel to it. There's not really much musicianship on this album, there isn't any difficulty to what they have done here. I think most of the credit goes to the guy who mixed the album, seeing as there are many voice samples and ambient noises. It is a very atmospheric sound, though not what any of us would consider "metal" at all. The production is very clear and crisp, all of it has been pretty masterfully put together. My problem with the album is its lacks of substance. I get no emotional response from it at all, I am just a wall that the sound is hitting. It is probably because this type of music doesn't do much for me. All tracks are instrumental except for some voice samples that seem to have been taken from movies, although I don't recognize them. Although some tracks have sort of a decent guitar in the background somewhere, it's not nearly enough to keep me interested. However, since this kind of atmospheric, computerized music isn't exactly my forte, I think it's unfair of me to judge it too harshly. I simply got nothing from the album, I have no love or hatred for it. I will most likely never remember who these guys are, and it is no loss whatsoever, seeing as I simply don't care! I guess if you're making a movie and you need a neutral soundtrack, then you can buy this disc. Otherwise, it's not worth the time spent listening to it.
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