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Corporation — Breed
(Midas Touch mtcd 001, 1994, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1996-01-01

Breed Cover art

If you enjoy British electronic music firmly in the vein of Mark Shreeve then you will surely love this debut release by the duo of Adam Britton and Iain Lowe. Corporation attempts nothing new or exciting in their music, just straight ahead movie-like themes dominated by relentless drum machines and sequencers. There are a few places on Breed where Corporation shows some promise through the use of sampled voices juxtaposed against their rhythms. But nothing they do can compete with their heavy-handed rhythms. It appears that Corporation cannot decide if they want to chart new territory in sonic textures or be a techno-dance band like The Orb, or FSOL. Of the 11 songs on Breed, "Biosfear" is the only one without a drum machine overwhelming the music. At least they show some restraint and give your mind a rest by varying the rhythms from song to song. I really can’t get into this kind of music. Maybe I have to be on the dance floor to appreciate the mindless rhythms. To me the best parts of this CD are the all too short intros to each song. If Corporation would take the time to develop these themes further without resorting to a sequencer or drum machine they might produce something noteworthy.


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