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Recent Bullys’ release engages senses, offers novelty

by Isaiah Smith
reporter

   A new wave of music has arrived with the Audio Bullys’ new CD Generation, an import from Holland released Jan 24. This sophomore album could change the face of radio if it ever gets airplay.
   Generation opens strong with a techno spin of the Nancy Sinatra classic “Baby Shot Me Down.” The vocals balance the beat perfectly and bring new life to the song.
   On the upbeat “Keep On Moving,” the duo’s voices take on a haunting quality that gets right into the sub-conscience. The song is a good track to listen to when you’re having a hard time getting out of bed to go to school and you just need to keep moving. It plays almost like a self-help tape you actually enjoy listening to.
   I adore this whole CD. The beat pulses and moves as though it’s alive and completely engages the senses.
   And because Audio Bullys is an import band, all of the vocals sound cool because of the accent, even the Rap on “Bright Lights.”
   All the signs say music is going toward techno, and this is the year for the switch. Hopefully, Clear Channel won’t stifle this inventive band.
   With mainstream artists such as Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson releasing techno remixes of some of their biggest radio hits and singer\songwriter Alanis Morissette releasing a completely new techno song altogether, it’s only a matter of time before techno is the new top 40 music.
   Right now this band is underground in the United States. If you buy the album now and start playing it for your friends, you can help start the trend instead of joining it later.
   The solid beats are perfect for lots of occasions, like parties or making out. Gamers would love this music for extended playing too.
   The song “This Road” will take you back to the days of the first Nintendo with a beat so like the background music of Castlevania, you’ll swear it’s a sample of it.
   One thing I love about this band is its different style; Generation goes from video game sounds in “This Road” to a groovy saxophone solo in “Struck By The Sound.”
   It is hard to find a good saxophone solo these days that doesn’t suck, but Audio Bullys pulls it off, which impressed me greatly.
   “ Eq-ing” is one of my personal favorites on Generation. The whole track makes you want to dance, so this song would make a huge splash in the club scene.
   On “I’m In Love,” the duo shows a new kind of love song that will appeal to both sexes; This one is the best track for making out too.
   This CD fits the college demographic perfectly. If you buy one CD this month, buy this one. You won’t be disappointed.
   This CD begs the question, “Is the rave scene coming back into style?” Maybe, or maybe a new breed of rave will pop up that this generation can call its own.
   I’d give this CD five stars. It is top notch. The riffs and techno backbeats harmonize so well the listener cannot tell when one ends and another begins, but it never gets boring.

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