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Retro Album Review : Experiment Haywire’s – Cooler Than Genocide EP

Posted in Retro Album Reviews with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by Rnowak

In the second Retro Album Review to hit the site (for those of you that missed the first one you can view that by clicking here) I will review/ give my thoughts  on Experiment Haywire’s Cooler Than Genocide EP ( This will be this first of three Experiment Haywire reviews hitting the site so make sure to check back for more).

My first exposure to Experiment Haywire was The Remix Riot album that came out in December 2009 under the MachineKunt record Label.  After listening to the remix album I really wanted to hear more and not to mention wanting to hear the original versions of the songs that were remixed for this album. One of those songs in particular was  Cooler Than Genocide ( UberByte mix)!

The Cooler Than Genocide EP is a four track EP that was released back in June 2008(again by MachineKunt Records). One of the things with a remix album is it can  gave you  a false sense of what the artist or band has to offer. What I mean by that is even though you had enjoyed a remixed track does not mean that you will enjoy the original version. You can hope you will but your never too sure when your first listening experience came from a remix album. However this was not the case with the EP at all! In fact it had me hungering for more!

It’s the evenly ( not too have not too soft )distorted vocals, the catchy beats and strong lyrics ( of which were the same things that made me love the  Remix Riot album) that really makes this solo music project stand out in my opinion.  The best example of this on this EP ( one that really embodied all of  the qualities I mentioned above) is Cooler Than Genocide. Don’t count out the other tracks found on this EP though as they were all very enjoyable!

So if you guys haven’t checked out Experiment Haywire yet I highly recommend you do and head over to her website here. The site has tons of  information on Experiment Haywire and the mastermind behind the project Rachel Haywire. If  this review got your curiosity peaked or the website did and you want to treat you ears to some Experiment Haywire you can do so at her BandCamp store right here!

Music With A Cause: Sanity Is Slavery

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by Rnowak

Sanity Is Slavery is more then just a name for a compilation of music, Sanity Is Slavery is a statement ( as you will all see in a few)! I first came across this project/cause/compilation  during the week when I took place in a contest on Twitter. The winner of the contest won an early copy of  the Sanity Is Slavery bonus disk.  Wanting to know more I went off in search to find out more information as to what exactly Sanity Is Slavery was.  It was after reading about it I decide that this was something that I wanted to share with all of you guys.

Sanity Is Slavery is a 2 (3 including the bonus disk) “digipack” ( to quote the site) CD compilation that is to be released in November 2010 by MachineKUNT Records.  The mission statement ( if you will) of this compilation is is to bring awareness to the public through music about  “psychiatric abuse, forced institutionalization, overmedication, a status quo definition of reality, and the stigma of being “crazy.” ”    ( since that was so well worded on MachineKunt’s site I thought it best to leave it that way ). The wonderfully crafted compilation  isn’t just stopping at raising awareness to this horrible situation that exists, no MachineKUNT records will be donating 10%  of  the proceeds to MindFreedom International a group that protects  mental health rights (you can view the site here to find out more about who they are)!

To find out more in detail about Sanity Is Slavery you can visit MachineKUNT Records website here ( on the site you will be able to find a complete listing of the artists/bands that will be gracing this compilation).  Pre-orders will start in September (according to the site) of which I highly recommend that you guys do pre-order or at least buy the compilation when it comes out. Not only is it filled with some fantastic music but you’ll be supporting a worthy cause!