Some reviews about EYE's music.

The Canberra Times newspaper: "imagine a mix between N.I.N., the Chemical Brothers, Atari Teenage Riot, the Aphex Twin and Negativland..."

DRUM Media music newspaper Sydney, Australia: "original... punk ethic... tech-industrial... influences from acid to drum and bass ... atmospheric & spooky to in your face..."

BMA (Bands Music Action) magazine Canberra, Australia: "intelligent propaganda... awesome sounds... stunning acid sequences, mind-blowing synths, spooky new wave vocals... over the top of diverse, sometimes harsh, electronic beats... of the highest order!"

Time Off music magazine Brisbane, Australia: "wet acid sounds, distorted house loops... AC/DC style guitar riffs..."

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DB music newspaper Adelaide, Australia: "chilling yet hilarious... intense... full-on techno... industrial sounds, samples and chants to make non-mainstream political statements... trance-inducing... intelligent and outspoken views... Their main thesis is that we should have fun but still resist the many forms of tyranny over our lives..."

Woroni, student newspaper of the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia: "5 out of 5... tongue-in-cheek... a peculiar brand of unconventional but catchy, and often danceable, electronic music... clever, funny and politically aware... a sophisticated and mature work..."

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Tertangala student newspaper of Wollongong University, Australia: "an amazing record from start to finish... entertaining yet informative..."

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Lord Litter, DJ on the Europe-wide Radio Marabu: "Absolutely thrilling... Exciting and different."

Australian DIGITAL music magazine: "They're very clever. Excellent programming... great noises and riffs..."

The Aether Sanctum web-site (for dark music culture): "Bill Gibson's nightmares, if he'd watched too many X-files... be ready for anything with EYE, because listening to them may not be safe!"

Barry Bardoe, host of Core T.V., Channel 31, Melbourne, Australia: "... an awesome collection of hard-edged electronica, which cleverly employs samples to make a very perceptive statement about the political landscape. Thought-provoking to say the least, this release, to me, holds the true spirit of industrial much more than the over-hyped N.I.N. and such like. In a word - ESSENTIAL!"

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Note: some of these 'zines are no longer active.

The Third Half music 'zine, Scotland: "wild and subversive... noisy, abrasive, industrial dance akin to Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy. Cut up and modified samples of propaganda are cleverly interwoven into their music creating an abrasive, industrial, frenzied and powerful media tool... truly original and innovative music. Highly recommended!"

Modern Movement music 'zine, Brisbane: "intelligent, confronting... harsh and powerful, with fascinating samples... a sly humour at work... an alternate perception of the world you live in, as well as some uncompromisingly industrial sounds..."

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Music & Elsewhere Newsletter vol. 11 no.1, UK: "... I'm born again, I had no idea that anything THIS radical was going on down under... Very hi-tech sound here... some beautiful synth sounds, muchly fast tekbeats, Gary Numan vocals, propaganda-laden politico lyrics. Tis manic teknoid indeed, very weird and quirky, these guys have a sense of humour... some utterly amazing sound processing, has to be heard to be believed, trust me... something very psychotronic about all this... Clever and megainventive, so much in it... out of this world sounds... classy, really have a style all their own. Love them squidgy bass seqs, analogue sounds with much VCF travelling... No, this band are NOT a teknoid dance band at all, that's just the first element you come across... and it misleads you...completely! The most original band I've heard from Australia in all my life, brilliant!"

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Electrozine web-zine, Singapore: "Acid-Trance-Industrial intermixed with Numanesque vocals... mixed to a hilarious and thought provoking crescendo!... pick this puppy up."

Fight Amnesia music 'zine Germany: "aggressive Electronic Body Music attacks.... professionally produced... the songs dwell inside your mind with their electronic tripping character, before they are spread all inside your body and soul!"

Woroni student newspaper of the Australian National University: "startling on several levels... very good at what they do... characterised by a variety which is absent from too many commercially available electro-industrial releases... EYE's music is unashamedly ideological, but in a way which complements, rather than detracting from, the songs. Causes which are taken up on the cassette include distaste at modern citizens' willingness to abandon individual thought to the corporate machine and tv culture..."

The Aether Sanctum dark-music website: "The warning on the CD says "This product may cause thought"... And it will certainly get you thinking about the political system of Australia, and any Westminster-based system. As such overseas listeners may find it a little parochial, but it shouldn't stop them enjoying the music. You have to love these song titles: "Mandate"; "Party Politicians"; and "Transnational Corporations Own 90% of Australia But Pay < 8% Of The Tax"... set to some cluttered, noisy and strangely workable music... More humour arises from the key track here "Mandate". It features the smirking tones of well-known Australian current affairs host Kerry O'Brien, our very own Prime Minister John Howard... Federal Opposition leader Kim Beazley, and Democrats leader Meg Lees. Fantastic. Even more fantastic, they've managed to combine unclean yet crisp electronics with a rappin' Johnny Howard! Any band which can do that, and come out with a song you can still dance too, must get my vote. Musically, EYE is a cluttered mixture of guitars, electronics and samples... just like ye olde industrial used to be. See, politics can be fun. And music can still make you think."

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Starvox web-zine, USA: "furious electronic beats... imminently listenable... strong, and challenging... raised my awareness. I now put out the challenge, for you to do the same. Your future is being engineered without your active input. One day you may awake to find we do in fact live in an Orwellian world after all."

The Australian Music Biz web-zine: "... a fantastic piece of work... cutting edge... some great tracks here that would become favourites if radio has the guts to give them a spin. Top marks for standing up for what you believe in and top marks for a great industrial record."

From Last Sigh music magazine: "Heralding their own political advocacy magazine, Blatant Propaganda, EYE has brought to the surface the lies and disillusions of the Australian Governments mandate and other sordid bureaucratic actions on Politics. The music on this release is as intense as are the issues, ranging from uranium mining (in a nuclear free country?), to the lack of transnational corporate tax revenue, and the means by which the government underhandedly passes mandates without House rule. An overall viewpoint that Australian citizens are for the most part sleeping in regard to such issues is also a theme.
Equally intense to the political expressions and views on this release is the music - militant, electro-industrial, powerful and protesting, and at times dancy. There are actual samples/excerpts and discussions of politicians and political analysts talking on the tracks about the aforementioned issues. The last track is only a person(s) spoken word with treated vocals explaining the rip off by Transnational corporations of Australian taxes by their not paying their fair share, (ie. they own 90% of Australia, but only pay 8% of the tax!). Australians should be thoroughly pissed off about this and be protesting until these companies pay their fair share.
"Politics..." is an incredible release, both in music and political issues in Australia. If you aren't interested in politics, I'd suggest picking up this release for the music. It's as twisted at times, as is the global corporate political agenda."

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EYE Links:

EYE Music on Bandcamp . . . YouTube . . . Facebook . . . Twitter . . . SoundCloud . . . DailyMotion . . . EYE music via Amazon USA . . . EYE music via Amazon UK . . . ReverbNation . . . On the Gothic Industrial Music Australia site

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