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Nine - Entropy
From the evocative title of Nine's second album, it is clear that Nine
are using the sounds and styles of today's musical trends to achieve a
fresh and exploratory direction. 'Entropy', which refers both to the physics
'Chaos Theory' as well as to Freud's "well-known" concept, is not an easy
album to access due to its off-beat tendencies and hard-sounding core.
These 16 songs exist in the midst of some (spot the origins)
This album was recorded at the London Connection Studios in conjunction with Andy Byskup and David Maclean. Jerome Reynard's clattering drums keep all these songs on their toes with a manic energy that also adds a tight but tough edge to most of these songs. 'Lusion' is a scary little number that builds towards a musical apocalypse but slows down as one is expecting it to surge. 'Episode' begins the album after a brief sound byte and immediately alerts one to the urgency and emotion contained throughout the rest of these 58 minutes. 'Live At Last', 'Revolution' and 'Shores Of Consensus' are some of the other stand-out tracks although this is not an album that demands a single to be plucked out of its midst. It works as a quasi-concept album and takes a few listens to truly appreciate the breadth of invention that these four Nines possess.
Stephen "Sugar" Segerman
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