Sunday 28 February 2016

***THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU exclusive song premiere***

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Emo-violence / Skramz / Ambient
Related artistsYuri (aka 百合), Apparently We Fly and My Bones.
Years Active2015-present
Song: "VI"
Album: "Restlessness"
Year: 2015
For fans ofLoma Prieta, Jeromes Dream, Swan Of Tuonela, Beau Navire, Rayleigh, Mahria, Yusuke, Ravin, Virginia On Duty, Blind Girls, Lord Snow, Tristan Tzara, Saligia and Republic Of Dreams aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released / Adorno Records / Dingleberry Records / Ozona Records / Allende Records / Structures//Agony / Lonely Boy Records
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download: the January Mix#1 right here or get the new February 2016 Mix#2 here.

There's a fair amount of really good solo screamo projects putting out material, such as The Truth About DreamingThe Ultimate Screamo Band and You Are Interminable. Well THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU is right up there.

So what would you get if you mixed the tenacity of Republic Of Dreams with sheer weight of Loma Prieta? Probably something like THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU. The screamo solo project is strongly and quite obviously influenced by Orchid, Republic Of Dreams, Ampere, Beau Navire and Tristan Tzara. The aural onslaught rarely lasts outside of 40 to 90 seconds and first looms with massive guitars that act as a wall of noise. The drums drive the storm maniacally forward as turbulent winds of screamed vocals and emotionally charged talking/yelling swirl around the unstable and violent force of nature that is...well, every single song - all 36 in less than a year!

THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU has spread the 36 songs over 7 releases with each seeming to harnesses a few very specific riffs, themes and flows but the overall content on each release is relatively similar. Keep in mind everything TIMNTOY has recorded to this point was in the span of six to eight months. In late 2015 it seems that Shaun Harrison (the brain of the solo project) decided to institute some additional guitar sounds as can easily be heard during the first half of "Silence on Medicinal Street", at the end of "White Feathers I" from the 'US Pàlm split' and throughout "The Limbic System III" and "The Limbic System IV".

(((((OPENmind/SATURATEDbrain))))) is lucky enough to premiere a song from 'The Limbic System' in this post, and I must say that the release is a phenomenal step forward in establishing a slightly more varied sonic assault that takes the very successful formula from 'Restlessness' and hones it very clear vocals as well as a movie audio clip in nearly every song. Seriously 'The Limbic System' is fucking amazing. It should be online soon with a 7" to follow in April, hopefully. The six songs are powerful as all hell, as is put forth succinctly in the opener "I". "II" is ambient and then explosive, "III" is 50 seconds of swirling guitars some of the most epic stuff I've heard in less than a minute. "IV" is the penultimate track and the song I chose for the premiere because of playful guitars that you might find on the next Leer record. "V" is coated in twinkly atmospherics until 1:10 when shit goes ballistic. "VI" is a longer song at 2:44 but it still reaches warp speed and nearly rips open the fabric of space-time itself.

The digital release of 'Silence on Medicinal Steet' includes a bonus track of a cover of Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer" which is decent but the title track kicks serious ass and clocks in at a whopping 2:21, which is actually quite long for THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU. 'Control/Reform' has a violent, almost-Egyptian sounding curse built into a lot of the guitar work while the eerie, dark and evil atmosphere mixes with this and saturates the release with music that could be used in a horror movie.

After jamming the discography relentlessly I'm come to the conclusion that 'Restlessness' and 'The Limbic System' are the best releases, or just fit my personal taste. When Shaun is able to hit the delicate balance between heavy noise and catchy melodies I'm floored. Also, when a song sticks out on a release it's generally because it dips outside of the norm and takes a tangent that ends up working out really fucking well. Such songs include:
*'Split Songs' # "II" and "III"
*"La dague d'encre" # "II"
*'Control/Reform' # "II", "IV" and "IX
*'Restlessness' # "I", "II", "III", "IV" and "VI"
*'Silence On Medicinal Street' "Silence On Medicinal Street"
*'US Pàlm split' # "III" and "IV"
*'The Limbic System' # "I", "II', "III", "IV", "V" and "VI"

As mentioned earlier I am extremely proud to give you the exclusive song premiere from 'The Limbic System' cassetteEP for the song "The Limbic System IV". It is embedded above in the review this as well as under the discography section. Get pumped for THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU because they're releasing like crazy and it's all beautiful and punishing.



2015 - Split Songs digitalEP (stream/download here)
2015 - La dague d'encre digitalEP (stream/download here)
2015 - Control/Reform digitalEP (stream/download here)
2015 - Restlessness cassetteEP (stream/download here) *BUY here*
2015 - Silence On Medicinal Street (stream/download here)
2015 - US Pàlm split cassetteEP (stream/download here) *BUY here*
2015 - Discography I cdLP *BUY here)*

2016 - The Limbic System cassetteEP *BUY here*


(2016) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "IV" (from 'The Limbic System') exclusive song premiere!!!

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "White Feathers III" (from 'US Pàlm' split) official music video

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "Silence On Medicinal Street" (from 'Silence On Medicinal Street')

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "VI" (from 'Restlessness')

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "III" (from 'Restlessness')

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "II" (from 'Control/Reform')

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "II" (from 'La dague d'encre')

(2015) THISISMENOTTHINKINGOFYOU - "III" (from 'Split Songs')





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