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HAIKU FUNERAL - If God Is a Drug - CD - Hikikomori Records - 2010

review by: Mladen Škot

More of a background experience than a direct one, If God Is a Drug works only from a distance. For the most part it consists of electronic noises, slow beats and narration in clean and distorted form, and the combination is nothing out of the ordinary... it simply comes and goes. What actually is out of the ordinary are the bass lines, always finding their way between the industrial sounds and occasionally straying into a seemingly stream-of-consciousness moment. Those are quite good, actually. Pointless, but with a purpose, here but elsewhere, and that is something that can actually be talked about. Now, if Haiku Funeral decided to make more of those and less of the predictable, they would also find a way to make the whole thing work, numbing the listener and giving him something to lose himself in. As it is, there is a feeling of having to endure the "real" tracks only to be able to enjoy the interludes. (5/10)

 

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ISSUE 73
ALBUM REVIEWS

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L'id

GROWN BELOW
The Long Now

HACRIDE
Lazarus

HAIKU FUNERAL
If God Is a Dru

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Wolves at War's

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Drifa

HELL LIGHT
Funeral Doom (r

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Black Frost Fal

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