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Murphy’s Law – Another Vertigo Rush

 

             Murphy’s Law states “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”

 

             Is it the chords?? Or the guitar tones?? Barring few bands, everytime I listen to a song by an Indian band, the first reaction is, “Hey..the guitar sounds like that band we heard live last week..in that pub..you know..the one with exorbitant prices..” Its distinctly Indian..which should be a good thing…only that it isn’t….

 

            Offering the album for free download is bold. An album which is better than a collection of “misjudged musical arrangements mistakenly assumed to be experimentation” (read Scribe’s Confect) makes this gesture even more laudable. Another Vertigo Rush sounds like a band who has already made it. The production is at par with any other studio album by a major label. In fact, the intelligent use of production is one of the freshest things in this album.

 

            While listening to the Murphy’s Law, if suddenly you remember the now forgotten “Significant Other” by Limp Bizkit, no one can blame you. Consciously or not, Akhil Sood’s guitar playing and Viraj Mohan’s vocal delivery do sound inspired by Wes Borland and Fred Durst (but with far better lyrics than Durst ever could). But it has become so uncool now to get inspired by Limp Bizkit.

 

            Om is the song which is regarded as their signature sound. The nomination of the song in the Best Rock Song Category at AVIMA 2009 should put all criticisms at rest. Well..as it turns out, there are better songs than Om in the album. Drop, The Vibe and Anger Management are songs which are better composed and fresher sounding than Om. Nikhil Rufus Raj’s bass sounds cannot be overlooked. They sound melodic and heavy. And it’s little doubt that Akshat Nauriyal and his drums are the reasons for their energy.

 

            The two experiments “Connect” and “Disconnect” do sound unlike anything we have heard, but one must remember, experiments which don’t end in fruitful results are called failures.

 

            This album is less of an album, but more of a glimpse of the interesting things which we can expect from Another Vertigo Rush. They do sound different. And keep a close watch on these guys. You might as well get rewarded. Musically.

 

Murphy’s Law by Another Vertigo Rush: 3/5

 

You can download the album here   Myspace

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10 Responses to “Murphy’s Law – Another Vertigo Rush”


  1. 1 War Dog
    March 4, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Awesome album, have a copy of it …

  2. March 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Decent review but if you thought Confect was “misjudged musical arrangements mistakenly assumed to be experimentation”, you need to get your ears checked.

  3. 3 chemicalspy
    March 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    before starting this blog… i never knew there are so many scholars with awesome ears that can even listen to shit and hear symphony…kudos…where are all you people hiding?

    i like my listening…and my listening is just fine..you will also know in some time…

    is it really hard for an indian to appreciate another fellow indian without telling “I know more than you..and my taste is better than yours”?

    • 4 Sunneith
      May 10, 2009 at 8:37 am

      Add eyes to that checking list. When the fuck did i say i know more than you and my taste is better than yours? You dont like Scribe album, thats your choice and liking. But theres a difference between not liking something personally and flaming a piece of work for what it is not. Whats shit to me can be symphony to you and the other way round. Are you trying to say that Prashant just got high one evening and clubbed a hundred riffs on CEP to make the album? I think not.

      • 5 chemicalspy
        May 11, 2009 at 4:28 am

        “Whats shit to me can be symphony to you and the other way round.”….I guess that sums it up..

  4. 6 War Dog
    March 25, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    ^^ Sunneith ? as in Sunnieth Revankar?

  5. April 1, 2009 at 6:14 am

    “Misjudged musical arrangements mistakenly assumed to be experimentation” – that does not, IMO apply to Scribe, or Confect. And i’m not listening to shit and hearing symphony.

    As for Murphy’s Law, well, it works. The Tool influences are easily noticeable, especially in the rhythms, but as a first EP, it’s surely better than most releases seen here. I felt the vocals didn’t live up to the instruments. Maybe they’re trying to use the shtick of “vocals as an instrument in itself”, but still, you need to be lyrically strong, and have a voice that’ll emote what you’re trying to say.

  6. 8 chemicalspy
    April 2, 2009 at 4:13 am

    you have a lot to say mate… should start your own blog.. 🙂 if u dont already have one..

  7. April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the review Mate! It seems like the album had the desired effect on you. But I’d have to disagree with your opinion on the Confect album. You think its ‘misguided Experimentation’ , and you’re completely free to have your own opinion, but given the ‘scene’ in India, the sound Scribe has developed is ground breaking, and can kick some serious ass in the international market as well!

    But that’s the thing with music, it’s all relative. Good Job on the blog. Hope you keep supporting the scene. Cheers!

    Akshat
    Another Vertigo Rush

  8. 10 chemicalspy
    April 3, 2009 at 4:18 am

    thanks…and you guys keep working hard and give me something to write about 😀

    about scribe’s confect…well..its getting praise from every corner..about the international audience..lets wait and watch..shall we?


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