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Humanot

by Scurge

Poptronic soundsmithing, rooted in both pop and electronic.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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2. Shapeless
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3. Or Is It
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4. Empty Short Dead Night
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5. Unpredictable
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6. Lost
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7. Whateverway
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8. Numb
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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SCURGE® is the longstanding artistic partnership of Looch, and Greg McLaughlin. Looch is an "out of control" control freak, and Greg is an uncontrollable freak. Together, they have performed and recorded under a variety of band names, to include: Velva Scurge, and The Front. Throughout their musical careers they have opened for a myriad of National and International Headliners, including (to name a few); XTC, Bow Wow Wow, Ultravox, The Psychedelic Furs, and U2. SCURGE's debut release HUMANOT (under the Whateverway Productions label), is a co-written culmination, derived from years of, performance experience, musical artistry, and observance of the human condition. SCURGE emerges from a pool of Poptronic nuances focusing heavily on pop melodies and unique concepts. Greg and Looch draw from a variety of genres from the 1960's to the future. HUMANOT, while adhering to non-classical rules and theories of musical arrangement, is a fluid and cohesive convergence of cross genre creativity. SCURGE's innate gravitation to originality and honesty in musical composition, lyrical creation, and sound design, dictates that they create while in a self-imposed state of current musical genre, trend, and fad deprivation. As a result, this debut release is a diverse playground for the human auditory system that will overwhelm you with originality, while comforting you with an - "I can't quite put my finger on it" - familiarity. Looch is a seasoned musician and programmer, as well as a master of the latest sound design and production technologies. Greg McLaughlin, SCURGE's lead vocalist, is a self-taught musician who plays bass, guitar, and keyboards. Other notable artists who have made musical and vocal contributions to HUMANOT are: Aaron Fishbein - A renowned guitarist and songwriter who has co-written, and recorded with DMX, Enrique Eglasias, Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Beyonce. Dave Cabrera - A prominent guitarist, who has been the Musical Director for K.C. and The Sunshine Band, Tour Guitarist for Ricky Martin, and Studio Guitarist for Craig David. Lenard Rutledge - Lead vocalist for the Melton Mustafa Orchestra. Juliet Maisha - An accomplished Operatic Vocalist. Henk Milne - Lyricist, vocalist, and guitarist for the Irish folk band The Volunteers.


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Fader_Dub

Expanding the Sonic Palette
An amorphous combination of sounds....many different styles ebb and flow on this consistantly shifting tripscape.
Vocals morph from an Echo and the Bunnymen warmth to a somber, mysterious growl. Lush instrumentals are connected by different elements of "pure idea audio," a style that Scurge has pioneered to keep up with today's lack of attention span. In the intro to 'Lost,' drums and keyboards collapse as police sirens run you down like a dog. When the dust clears, meandering vocals relax you long enough to set up another sonic assault of perfected bandwidth coverage. On 'Numb,' we see the band's hit potential, as a lighter side of Scurge illustrates how broadly they can expand your speakers. A slight Air influence is detected, but thankfully the song never descends into an obligatory mood-based stone. Scurge have a facinating crowbar seperation between themselves and their influences. The final track, however, gives an obvious and respectful nod to the Beatles' use of reversed guitars, with licks that borrow from 'Tomorrow Never Knows,' and probably "Revolver" as a whole. "Humanot" is not to be missed, by music lovers and audiophiles alike. Scurge are expanding the electronic boundaries of today, and changing what we ever thought music means. Watch out for their next record. It may hit you where you live.

William Reynolds

Absolutely GREAT!!!!!!!
This record stands out in a sea of brainless, monotonous, derivative crap and gives one hope that intelligent, creative, melodic, intense, and honest music is still out there. Their straightforward website www.whateverwayproductions.com is refreshing without too many glossed out bells and whistles. The reality of what really counts (the Music) is what this is all about. Put on your thinking/being caps and enjoy a unique and amazing album in whatever world you think your in.

Pierre LeBlanc

Great work
As expected the engineering and production is cutting edge and the the music is fantastic. It's not your every day pop can music, Those guys have fearlessly push the envelope. I love it

Plaid The Impala

ElectroPoppers with Honed Edges
Cutting-edge approach to modern pop. Deep melodic sensibilities. Intelligent lyrics. Great dance grooves. Very cool stuff. Love "The Alembic"

Rikks Revues

Scurge........... The experience..........
An experience is just what Scurge is . Blended from the styles of both members. A style that blend the simplicity of 80s pop with the complexity of modern pop. Scurge is Looch and Greg McLaughlin . For the ful review, visit Rikks Revues website, pop pages

PIGTHE

Review of "UNPREDICTABLE"
block-rocking beats
The drumbeat in this song is fantastic and really drives the rhythm of the song home. Much the same with the other production - it has a real sense of care and craft with any one instrument overwhelming the mix or appearing to vie for the listener's attention.

The vocals and melody are pretty much flawless, sounding sublimely Beatle-y, but also decidedly modern, with hints of Eels to them (most noticeable in the drop-out section).

In a perfect world, this is the kind of music that Paul McCartney would be making these days.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Production, Melody, Beat, Mood.



- pigthe
February 4th, 2006

Belainek

RADIOHEAD MEETS THE BEATLES
Radio head meets the Beatles... beautiful.
Great melody and voice on the vocals. I really like the sound you guys are going for, kind the beatles meets radiohead or something. I really have nothing critical to say about this song, and I would not be at all surprised if I heard you guys on the radio at some point.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood, Originality, Best Feel Good Track.



- Belainek
Louisville, Colorado

RIchard Palankas

Amazing!
A remarkable album that shows great songwriting with very original sound design and production. Song concepts are very interesting and unique. These guys definately march to their own drummer.

Biting Dog

Better than DrUGGS ...
Two of us parked in the Jeep. Late nite. Warm. Sound turned up to 11. Mesmeric. Listened to the whole thing end-to-end. Grinning like loons. Yeah, better than DrUGGS ...