Fishtank No. 9: Itself

  1. Eclipse
  2. My Disguise
  3. Liquid
  4. Deadlock
  5. Itself
  6. Dance of Chaos
  7. Eclipse (Biotron Remix)
  8. Within
  9. Smashing The Mirror
  10. Reincarnate
  11. Plate Shaker

I was a little bit weary of the debut Fishtank No. 9 album after hearing 'Eclipse' on the COP compilation because of it's synth-pop stylings. However, it appears that a single track was definitely not enough to compose proper judgement. True, "Itself" does have more than it's fair share of synth-pop influences, but they are not enough to overpower the other electro-industrial elements within the rest of the music. Overall the album has quite a diverse selection of tracks from slower, more introspective pieces, to noise and sample collages, and even a few upbeat dance tracks. The only real disappointment is the lack of any material that is similar to the daemonic sound Of Skin and Saliva which was War-N's previous musical endeavor. However this is made up for by the depth and quality of his lyrics and vocals which he uses without the aid of distortion or modification. Overall a very solid debut release that should turn a few heads with it's diversity and willingness to utilize elements of synth-pop in a slightly new direction.

Fishtank No. 9 is: War-N Harrison

COP International
981 Aileen St
Oakland, CA 94608

E-mail: cop@dnai.com

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