Don The Reader / Humanesque
Album: Humanesque   Collection:General
Artist:Don The Reader   Added:Nov 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-01 Pull Date: 2009-04-05 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Mar 8 Feb 15 Feb 8
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 03, 2010: public noize racket
4. Feb 12, 2009: A2Z
2. Oct 28, 2009: 306076
I Swallowed New Orleans
5. Feb 11, 2009: public noize racket
3. Mar 07, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Suesstastic
6. Feb 07, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Sleep, What's That?

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-01-25
Heavy ass post-hardcore-ish rock from San Diego. Very riffy with clear to “big dude crashing through a wall” vocals. Sounds a bit like Botch and Drowningman. Rather good but a few too many songs.

((((1))))) Giant platter o’ riffs.
(((((2))))) Tight, thundering and technical in places and other times straight up rockin’.
((((3)))) Zig-zagging riffs, vocals coming from different angles. Strays a little from being awesome but overall quite good.
(((((4))))) Immediately bursting out with drums and vocals and left-right jabs of riffs, lots of changes.
((((5)))) ( FCC “Already fucked” sung 2 times, “fuck you” sung once) Quick bursts and fast/rockin’, then goes all post-rock & includes the oft-used “Network” sample.
(((6))) (FCC “fucking” sung once) Chug-chug, jud-jud, rorrgh, rorrgh. Bass, bass then “math-core”. More like “*meh*-th core”.
((((7)))) Thudding, jagged, tech-y but catchy, really good drumming.
((((8)))) Springy rhythm, deals with the straight-ahead rock out parts vs. techy noodling.
(((9))) Swarming, bursting, lots of stop/starts and huge low end sound. Would be better without the “post-rock” part, though.
(((10))) (FCC “fucking” sung once) Chasing their tail now. Not bad but they’ve already done this jud-jud, tech part/post-rock part in at least 3 songs.
((((11))))) Heavy rawk with screamy vocals, abunch of good chord changes.
(((12))) Typical but OK ‘post-hardcore’ sound with good drumming, decent riffs and another post-rock “soaring” bit.

Track Listing
1. 328   7. Pre-Self Deficiency
2. Malfunction   8. Reader
3. Teethgrinder   9. Designer Flesh
4. Humanesque   10. Makeshift Splendor
5. Con-Sciolist   11. I Swallowed New Orleans
6. Hotwar   12. Guillotension