Re​-​Do From Start - The Vacuum & The Shell

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    A one man producer, guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist, ?Redo from start makes tunes from his private studio in the depths of Shinjuku, in Tokyo. Previously called Block 45, the band underwent a name change in August 2011 to coincide with the release of the new album “Vacuum and the shell”. As Block 45, the band has previously released one EP, “Block 45”, also on Metal Postcard records. One of the tracks from the forthcoming album, “Wires”, has appeared on a compilation “Five Years” put out by Dandelion Radio in 2011.

    “[‘Wires’ is] extraordinary” – Unwashed Territories (unwashedterritories.blogspot.com 2011/07/five-years-volume-two-track-2-block-45.html)

    “great tunes” – Right where you are sitting now review of “Five Years” compilation mentioning Block 45 (sittingnow.co.uk/2011/06/22/five-years-volume-1-and-2-%E2
    %80%93-dandelion-radio-compilation-unwashed-territories/)

    “the brilliance of Block 45…Their fresh approach to pop music… and how they apply it to electronic production.. is a real eye opener.” – In the Black Box (www.intheblackbox.eu/archives/865)

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One and only album from Australian musician based in Tokyo for 20 Years

Cyclic Defrost (Australia) Write:

If opening track ‘Wires’ suggests a dreamlike adventure ahead as delicate treated guitar strokes intersect with tinkling bell tones, it doesn’t take long for clattering hiphop beats and spooky pitched-down vocals to take things into considerably darker territory, the eerie guitar figures rearing up against growling vocoders and vast dubstep drops lock in beneath the instrumentation. ‘Black Syrup’ meanwhile injects a sense of hiphop meets folk swagger into its step placing boom-bap rhythms against shimmering layers of cut-up acoustic guitar while a bizarre unhinged vocal gets pushed through all manner of filtering, before ‘Balloon’ sees the dark buzzing dubstep elements shifting back to the forefront amidst bleeping electronics as Byrnes’ vocals get cut up and scattered all over the place, the arrival of an irate sampled rant from US TV offering up one of this album’s most disturbing moments as the serrated sub-bass drops prowl back and forth. While there’s the occasional sense here that Byrnes is wilfully trying to obscure his strong grip of dark pop hooks with layers of manipulated vocals and electronic trickery, ‘Vacuum And The Shell’ is a strong debut.

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released October 5, 2014

Re- Do From Start 2012
Metal Postcard 2012

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