Artist: Porcine Assembly Line
Release: Transmutation Valley EP
Date of release: 31/3/2019
Genre: Alt Rock
Reviewer: Jeff Albertson
Record Label: Independent
For Fans Of: Ween, Big Dumb Face, Tomahawk
Porcine Assembly Line is the current solo project from Bendigo musician Brodie Roberts, who has been playing music for long while and decided to start this solo project late 2018 and is already up to releasing his 2nd EP
The song 'Biofilm' is off the upcoming second EP in Porcine Assembly Line's planned trilogy of 'Bedroom Tapes', "Transmutation Valley".This album is darker and more aggressive than the previous release.
This style of music is definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea; however Brodie does well at representing this style of music. Biofilm has a very electronic feel with a nice sounding electric kick drum which fills out the low end quite nicely. Once the guitar riff kicks in, the song takes on a more punky vibe, However in my opinion it can get a bit repetitive after a while.
The vocals are very strange but seem to complement this style quite well, with a quite aggressive tone. The lyrics seem to take a sarcastic tone on human life. A nice guitar solo kicks in mid-way and breaks up the song quite well, however in my opinion the song can get a bit repetitive and seems to go on a little too long The production on this song is very good and the song is well recorded and mixed, which is something that Brodie dose himself. This style of music reminds me a lot of Ween or Wes Borland’s solo project Big Dumb Face.
I certainly recommend checking it out if you are a fan of strange styles of music , "Transmutation Valley" is out March 31.