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

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-04-24 Pull Date:2005-06-26 
Week Ending:Jun 26Jun 12Jun 5May 29May 22May 15May 8May 1

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 23, 2005:Bloodstains Across Atherton
4.Jun 07, 2005:Baptism of My Moody Guitar
2.Jun 20, 2005:Stirling's Approximation
5.Jun 06, 2005:Stirling's Approximation
3.Jun 08, 2005:Cheeses Funkin Cries
6.May 30, 2005: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