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Sinsect / Press

“The third in the Broken Heroes series. With each volume of three tracks Sinsect has taken his music into darker and slightly noisier places. Vol. Three keeps going down the same hole, this one is a very dark set of songs. While still the same kind of power-noise/industrial Sinsect is known for, they also veer towards a very dark ambient sound. Additionally the three tracks have a bit of a theme to their naming, with loss being the overall scheme of things. While I enjoyed the first two volumes, it's volume three that feels the most coherent, and is the best of the three I think. The progression is like walking down a path, deeper into woods that are growing darker with each note.”

“Al through the new album ‘A Broken Hero’, Ashley flits back and forth between aggressive noise, moody soundscapes and infectious dance beats with ease and often within the same song. On paper this is admirable form, but in reality it can go horribly wrong for a lot of bands. Thankfully though this isn’t an issue here as the songs have been arranged and mixed to flow into one another and not give a fractious and disjointed sound. With songs like ‘Bubblegum & Boots’, ‘Broken Heroes’ and ‘In All Fairness’ with their dance beats, melodic synths and shout-a-long vocal samples sitting comfortably beside more intense sonic artistry such as ‘Losing Focus’ and ‘Losing Hope’.[...] This is a rather compelling album that even those who tend to veer away from more noise orientated artists should still find attractive. With strong dance floor offerings and an intelligent and, dare I say, elegant method of execution, Sinsect should be on to a real winner with ‘A Broken Her”

“Sinsect merges harsh electronic sounds with brutal, linear rhythms and a few technoid tones. Some of the work reminds me of the intelligence of Haujobb and Architect. There for sure is an IDM touch running through the work. The production reveals impressive sound manipulations. The majority of the tracks are quite hard and powerful, but Sinsect also deals with slower cuts. The common point between all the tracks is the dark exposure of the sounds and atmospheres.[...] The best cuts are yet to come. First there’s “The Lownly”, which is into pure sound intelligence. “Divergent” is another impressive piece run by a heavy dark sound blast and resonating beats. The project claims to be influenced by power-noise and that’s what comes through on “Sudden Storms”. I also like the cool electro sequences running through this song. In the end, it becomes clear that Sinsect achieved a diversified album based upon sound creativity and an efficient writing.”

“[...] Al through the new album 'A Broken Hero', Ashley flits back and forth between aggressive noise, moody soundscapes and infectious dance beats with ease and often within the same song. On paper this is admirable form, but in reality it can go horribly wrong for a lot of bands. Thankfully though this isn't an issue here as the songs have been arranged and mixed to flow into one another and not give a fractious and disjointed sound. With songs like 'Bubblegum & Boots', 'Broken Heroes' and 'In All Fairness' with their dance beats, melodic synths and shout-a-long vocal samples sitting comfortably beside more intense sonic artistry such as 'Losing Focus' and 'Losing Hope'. [...] This is a rather compelling album that even those who tend to veer away from more noise orientated artists should still find attractive. With strong dance floor offerings and an intelligent and, dare I say, elegant method of execution, Sinsect should be on to a real winner with 'A Broken Hero'”

“In Heaven’s Lounge, there were three bands playing: Fractured Transmission, Sinsect, and Endif.; all fell within varying degrees of the spectrum of rhythmic noise and power electronics. Although we arrived too late for Fractured Transmission’s set, we got there just in time for Sinsect to take the stage. The majority of the set consisted of songs off Bug Life (Crunch Pod records), and James Ashley’s brand of aggressive, hard-hitting drum and bass-infused powernoise kept the audience in a daze, and the gritty metallic crunch shook the floor. This was my second time seeing Sinsect (the first time back in February at the Terrorbyte festival in Austin,TX), and I have to say this performance was even better; it was a fitting spectacle from a project Eric of Cryogen Second once tongue-in-cheek branded the “Foghat of powernoise.””

“Listening this track, the concept that Insect has thought this album in a way where every Song is an evolution of the precedent tracks talking about “frenzy”, “violence”, etc; I think it's confirmed by this title track: the voice becomes more “imperative” and particularly obsessive. This is evident in vocal parts where the singer uses to start saying “This Is My...” in an aggressive manner.”

“If you’re looking for a release that provides pounding rhythms that will lead to armageddon on the dance floor, look no further than the second full-length from Texas artist Sinsect, titled “Bug Life”. This album will drive you into submission with its harsh sounds, pummeling machine rhythms, and distorted, screaming vocals.”

“The sound of Sinsect’s (James Ashley) new release, “Bug Life”, pounds steadily along the line between chaos and structure without ever veering to one side or the other.[...]Think about hundreds of the infected people from “28 Days Later” running down the main street of your town or city at rush hour. Yeah, Sinsect’s “Bug Life” would be a great soundtrack for that particular scenario.[...] In the end, what really makes “Bug Life” stand out when compared to other power-noise is that it is never truly ‘noise’. It’s noisy and distorted and harsh, but structured as fully realized songs.[...]There is none of that uncontrolled sounding chaos here, and it makes “Bug Life” a thoroughly pounding, aggressive treat for the ears.”

“Hard-hitting industrial strength noisenbass artist Sinsect has joined the Crunch Pod ranks! His label debut titled, “Bug Life”, will be released in April with details coming shortly.”

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