Into the Hole - Do You Want to Play With
By Marcus Pan
Finding that playing was
extremely necessary to survive, Alessandro Volpi has followed after
his young teen punk rock outfit, drumming with locals and the like to create
Into the Hole. Hes done everything from play guitar to drums, sing-scream
to arrange. And while Into the Holes Do You Want to Play With Me?
Out on Alkemist Fanatix Europe is cute, Im not so sure its as
groundbreaking as other low-cut industrial acts Ive heard.
As a whole, Do You Want to Play With Me? comes across
a bit hokey, with a slumpy speed and a bit of amateurism in its make-up. Not
much in the way of complication, somewhat straightforward and a little
draggable. Soundage used is kind of
hokey too. A Good Games
preamble is slow, a bit contrived and could quite well be a surrealistic
femme-robot fart. Vocals are as dragging as the surrounding music, sometimes
running a bit flat like my tire did last night.
The Dream or the Reality is a Reznor attempt that
closes very messily. Beat backings are stock based and uncreative. Even chord
outlays, on Without Pity for example, are uninspired. The closing
Useless is the most interesting of the lot, but sounds a bit muffled
an over the top attempt at puppy industrial.
Im finding Into the Holes first half length
release, Do You Want to Play With Me?, problematic in that Volpi seems
to lack the experience necessary to create really riveting music. He
understands the concept and he knows how to at least get his equipment to sound
out but he hasnt found that button that makes it sound original.
It sounds a bit dated, even. Had this been 1979 Id probably be hawking
this, but its 2005 and Im hearing nothing short of an amateurish
attempt at Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails.
Post: Via Pacinotti, 77, 51037, Montale (PI), Italy
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