Tidyi is the solo effort from Alex Buhlig. He released There Is Nothing Wrong with You. earlier this year which is a nine-song album.
This is a dense album which just feels like it has a lot of things going on. The drums are constantly on full assault and the guitars are covered in distortion. It’s an album that really demands exceptional production and recording quality. Suffice it to say there were a number of issues in this department with the main one being the separation of instruments and the ability to hear the vocals. There Is Nothing Wrong with You. embraces genres like prog rock, post-rock and metal and thought I thought some of the playing was excellent. I just wanted to hear more details.
Up first is “Out in Front.” You are treated to rumbling dissonance that takes over the stereo width before the assault of instrumentation happens. A constant kick drum and aggressive lead guitar is almost overwhelming. The song sounds like old school German Industrial music. If you enjoy this song you will enjoy the rest of the album.
There is no warning that “Sphinx” sounds like the beginning of “Even Flow” on steroids. The song is intense and the drumming is out of control. I was starting to warm up to his vocal style even though it was so buried in the mix.
“The Internet Doctor” was a highlight and I enjoyed the pacing of the song and the unorthodox changes that happened throughout. The guitar work towards the end is chaotic in a good way. “Trigger Warning” is pure technical talent and marches forward with a military-like precision while the title track has some synth inspired moments towards the end of the track.
As the album progress the album is pretty solid including the notable “Wormhole” which is quite epic.
Despite the issues I had with the recording quality at times I was still able to enjoy the album. The songs are sprawling as fit so much in that each song take you through a dynamic journey. It’s definitely worth some of your time to check out.
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