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Ruins / Vrresto (Remixed Re-Release)
Album:Vrresto (Remixed Re-Release) Collection:General
Artist:Ruins Added:03/2005
Label:Skin Graft Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-04-24 Pull Date:2005-06-26 
Week Ending:26 Jun12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May8 May1 May
Airplays:23231426

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 23 Jun 05:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
4.Tue, 07 Jun 05:mike
Baptism of My Moody Guitar
2.Mon, 20 Jun 05:stirling
Stirling's Approximation
5.Mon, 06 Jun 05:stirling
Stirling's Approximation
3.Wed, 08 Jun 05:BluJi
Cheeses Funkin Cries
6.Mon, 30 May 05:Popcorn
Black and Blue

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-06-07 

Ruins - Vrresto (Skin Graft) This is a re-issue of their 2002 album. Having not heard them much - I’m quite impressed, weird-ass mix of prog, jazz, funk and some oddball heavy kinda sounds. The oft-cited Magma comparision makes sense as Ruins seem to make things in their own language (musicially and lyrically). Kinda hard to believe it’s only vocals/bass/drums.
((((1)))) Great short blasts of drum & bass trade offs.
(((((2)))))) Magma gone “free-funk” or sumethin’ like that.
((((3)))) Twisted wall of thudding bass & crazy vocals.
(((((4))))) Jumping all over the place and in every direction possible!
(((((5))))) Heavy ass space funk, amazing playing all around.
((((6))))) Incredible drum/bass trade off, muppets from planet Kobaia shout out random expressions.
((((7)))) Super-off kilter, I dunno what? but I like it! Super funny & fun!
((((8)))) Loony, wild strains of vocals & drums.
((((9)))) Straight-up prog then flys off into weirdo land like Christian Vander & co.
((((10)))) Catchy vocals & bass lines, fantastic drumming.
((((11)))) Bouncy -like bouncing all over the place and never landing in one place too long.
(((((12))))) Slowly builds into a ever turning, winding mini-epic.
((((13)))) Severely warped but continually awesome, “maximal minimalism”.
((((14)))) Back to the freak-outs of the early tracks. You know where there goin’ by now.
((((15)))) Thudding vs. laid back tempos constantly fighting each other.

Track Listing
1.Snare 8.Cozhritto
2.Warrido 9.Savollodix
3.Ffenniko 10.Quopern
4.Dagdad 11.Laipthcic
5.Kpaligoth 12.Jarregoh
6.Beguotto 13.Mokchilco
7.Zumn-Vigo 14.Larikoschodel
 15.Vrresto