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Monday, January 18, 2010

Review: Destrosound - Elements Of A Broken Rhythm

Destrosound - Elements Of A Broken Rhythm
2009, Destrosound

Destrosound, AKA Josh McPherson, hails from the suburbs of New York City and haunts that vaunted city’s music scene with a an electro-rock sound and a misfits sensibility. Destrosound’s debut EP, Elements Of A Broken Rhythm has garnered him solid attention in the New York City Indie world, as have his live performances. As we break into 2010, Destrosound is looking to spread his electrorock gospel to the wider world.

Elements Of A Broken Rhythm opens with Self Control, an Electronc/Garage Rock hybrid with maudlin energy. The melody is somewhat nondescript and the vocals are average. The instrumentation sounds like it consists of looped/electronic beats and a single electric guitar. Colliders sees something of a deterioration of sound. The vocal line has intense pitch issues, and the vocalist shows little inclination toward diction or annunciation, making the song's lyrics difficult to discern. Things don't really improve much with Eliza, although Destrosound does recover a tad on Sleeping Uneasy.

Elements Of A Broken Rhythm is a tough listen. There's a Cure-like pathos that runs through the four songs presented by Destrosound, but little sense of melody of composition is apparent on the EP. Destrosound is a decidedly acquired taste.

Rating: 1.5 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Destrosound at Elements Of A Broken Rhythm is available exclusively on iTunes.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Hey Wildy and team. Just to clarify, the EP was Fragments of a Broken Rhythm.

I appreciate the honesty of your review. As an artist, I'll definitely keep your comments in mind as I work toward releasing my first full length later this year.

Thanks guys and all the best.

- Josh/Destrosound