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Royal Dancing Mechanism - On the Edge of the Universe

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Artist: Royal Dancing Mechanism

Title: On the Edge of the Universe

Label: Mystical Flashback Records

Date: August, 2013


01 - Amazing Trip (120 BPM)
02 - Messier 74 (144 BPM)
03 - Farnham's Legend (146 BPM)
04 - Visionary Experience (146 BPM)
05 - Sliding On The Verges Of Unreality (150 BPM)
06 - Dive Into The Unknown (150 BPM)
07 - Timeless (150 BPM)
08 - The Galactic Race (150 BPM)
09 - Andromeda (148 BPM)
I'm under the assumption that the vast majority of the internet users have a modicum of intelligence and don't spin in circles and spend the day drooling on themselves.


Having said that I'm nor sure Ektoplazm members understand how the ratings system works. The better the music the higher the rating. Seems simple doesn't it? This release is bland and generic sounding without any of the complexities that would warrant such a high rating. Now musical taste is subjective so that is the wild card. What I like might be loathed by the next guy (Don't listen to that guy...he's a tool). But averages dictate that it would all balance out. We should be seeing the majority of releases in the 70-80% range. This is over 90%.
I call bullsh*t.
That would make the rating higher than established classics like aLive by OOOD. F*cking ridiculous. So the only explanations are lots of votes from friends and relatives, mercy votes, or a failure to understand the rating system. All of which make the system itself a complete waste of time. Clinging to positive results of an Ekto voting system is like thinking you're cool and popular because you have a lot of Facebook friends (so sad). Say what you will about Discogs, but for the most part at least their ratings have their feet planted in reality. Sigh, but arguing on the internet is pointless and best left to comic book store guys and adult me living in mommy's basement.
Ektoplazm performs a service that is second to none. It's where I get the vast majority of my music and is invaluable in bringing free music to those who crave it. It help the artist get their name out there so it's win win for all parties. Bottom line the only way to be sure the music suits your taste is to give it a try. Doesn't cost you anything but time. I'm sure most people listen before they commit to buy and don't rely on a rating, but if I didn't bring it up I wouldn't have anything to write about today.
If I had to give it a rating it would be half of what is listed. Nothing here that is memorable and it becomes just one more brick in the wall of mediocrity.
Yeah, yeah Pink Floyd, pudding....yadda yadda yadda.
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