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Cut The Midrange, Drop The Bass b-w What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor & With This Ring




CylobCylob is Chris Jeffs from England. On this 12inch he has created 3 vocal tracks (two with vocoder) that are catchy electro rockers.

The main song of the 12inch 'Cut The Midrange, Drop The Bass' is almost like a goof on the sound of Daft Punk's 'Discovery' record. The vocal melody sounds really familiar, though I can't place from where.

'Cut The Midrange, Drop The Bass' is fun and moves along well. It is somewhat of a novelty song, sticking in your head like chewing gum in hair.

On the flip, a respectful version of the shanty 'What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor' is goofy in its vocoder electrodressing- as intended, no doubt.

The final song 'With This Ring' reminds me of early Devo, with the spud-like vocals and the jerky rhythm. It is my favorite of the tracks for two reasons: It does not use the vocoder, and early Devo ruled - The sound of 'With This Ring' likewise pleases me.

---Carl, January 29, 2002