FUCK ART, LET'S KILL
Vocals, lyrics, arrangements, and sound hack: Jared Hendrickson.
Music, arrangements, programming, loop surgery, sampling: Dylan Thomas More.
Originally out of D.C., Chemlab is a very unique band that pits the
cold, precision of the synthesizer versus the rage of the guitar. The core
members of the group are Jared Hendrickson and Dylan Thomas More. The technical
wizardry of Dylan and Jared's lyrical savvy create a incredibily amiable
Roughly Five years ago, Chemlab got its start when Dylan was looking for a vocalist, and Jared was mentioned. The two were introduced at the 9:30 Club, and soon they started their musical partnership. Jared turned Dylan onto a different, more intense kind of music embodied by older industrial bands like Throbbing Gristle and Whitehouse.
Chemlab's debut EP, Ten Ton Pressure, was a big success considering its
relatively poor distribution. "Ten Ton Pressure" got the attention of a core
of industrial music fans, and helped pave the way for the group. Although
this EP is now out of print, all of the tracks are on the album, Magnetic
Burnout at the Hydrogen Bar has been Chemlab's most successful album to date.
The fast and biting sound of the album is a good representation of Chemlab's
musical style. Many of the songs use guitar segments and ADAT's coupled with
Jared's aggressive vocals. "Burnout at the Hydrogen Bar" is a must for any
industrial music fan, yet can be appreciated by any rock listener.
"Magnetic Field Remixes". contains one new track, three remixes from "Burnout
at the Hydrogen Bar" and the EP "Ten Ton Pressure". Although most of the
CD is old Chemlab songs reborn, the track "21st Century", is a different
sound for Chemlab. In the song "21st Century", Jared doesn't use a voice
filter and the guitar is more involved than in other Chemlab songs.
Chemlab's latest album, "East Side Militia" is a completely new approach
for Chemlab. Songs like "Exile on Mainline" represent much of Chemlab's previous
material, however, a new, distinct sound has emerged. One of the new
characteristics is the tempo of many of the songs. For example the track
"Vera Blue" moves at a much slower pace than tracks on previous albums.
"Pyromance" is another track with a slower pace, featuring Geno Lenardo on
guitar. "Electric Molecular" is highly electronic, with various samples and
voice distortion. Other tracks are quite melodic even without their usual
sharp, industrial edge.
Jared and Dylan have also been involved in various side projects including:
H3llb3nt, Vampire Rodents, To Live and Shave, and Etherbunny.
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