on October 10, 2017 | Last updated October 10, 2017
Spastic InkThe Mad Data Race
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: (no vocals)
BASS/PRO BASS & GUITAR: Alternity
The Mad Data Race is a great opener, as it really showcases what's coming in a nutshell. The quick tempo changes and lightning fast melody runs give it a very stop-start feel, which is representative of the computer theme hinted at in the title (which I think they went a bit far with on their second album, Ink Compatible, but that's another story). Yes, it is very indulgent in terms of overt technicality, but it maintains it's melody throughout, and never becomes just a mass of boring but skillful playing.