Ruffin, Vex / Crash Course Ep
Album:Crash Course Ep Collection:General
Artist:Ruffin, Vex Added:Oct 2011
Label:Stones Throw 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-11 Pull Date:2012-02-12 
Week Ending:Jan 15Jan 8Dec 18

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 10, 2012:Modern Donkey
Man With A Plan
3.Dec 14, 2011:Brownian Motion
Man With A Plan
2.Jan 04, 2012:Brownian Motion
Man With A Plan

Album Review
Deniz Cebenoyan
Reviewed 2011-12-09 
Vex Ruffin/ “Crash Course” / Stones Throw Records

Male singer/noise artist. Voice is more like bored talking, reminiscent of the hot guy in high school who thought he could be in a band because of his Gavin Rossdale haircut. Despite non-noteworthy vocals, the focal point here is the heavy beats/distortion, noisy sound. Songs often include a goth-rock feel, with lots of synths, and almost always a solid melody, though frequently repetitive.

No FCCs detected. Favorites include: 2, 6.

1. 3:10 Slightly atonal apathetic singing over solid beat and bass.
2. *2:28 Starts with nice uptempo beat, heavily distorted guitars and vocals ensue. Voice sing-talks mostly around one note, but distortion/beat/vague melody make it nice.
3. 2:11 Heavily distorted vocals, sounds a bit like indie lo-fi haunted house music.
4. 3:01 Midtempo, almost caricature-esque forced low vocals, like he’s trying to do a bad impression of someone… someone I don’t know. Repetitive, mostly 2 chords.
5. 2:56 Vocals clearly evoke The Clash/Sex Pistols, over repetitive bass melody.
6. *2:44 Repetitive vocals/electric guitars, but something vaguely catchy about it.
7. 3:31 Synth background, occasional “ooos” to add a bit of texture in chorus. Nice semi-sudden (synth) instrumental ending.
Deniz Cebenoyan

Track Listing
1.Sacrifice 4.Shield For You
2.Man With A Plan 5.I'm Creative
3.Crash Course 6.My Mind
 7.Hey Jerald