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Quite A Dilemma

by Bunker Soldier

Bunker Soldier re-releases his first cd in which he most cleverly blends the genres of industrial, techno and hip hop into one powerful and bass kicking sound. The song "Infection" is a must listen.
Genre: Electronic: Dance
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1. Beat Fixation
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4:13 $0.99
2. Infection
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5:14 $0.99
3. Get With It
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4. Skatown Outlaws
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5. DJ X Megamix
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6. I Won't Hesitate (to undo the lace)
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7. Act Of Desperation
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8. Quite A Dilemma
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9. Groove Radio Directive
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10. I'm Telling You
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Album Notes
"I'm really excited about the release of his new material!"
-Dania Morales / Anything Box

"It's good as hell!"
-Ian Stewart / AUTOreverse.Net Ezine

"Good, strong techno with a pretty hard edge!"
-DJ Antithesis / Toronto industrial DJ

"Quite a Dilemma is STRONG! I am gonna keep my eye on the Bunk."
-Chris Arnold / Dallas' K104 fm Radio Personality

"A rather daring fusion of synthpop with hip-hop and rap influences. It caught my ear!"
-Jason Baker / www.synthpop.net

"The CD liner notes are a trip!"
-Teresa Gubbins / Dallas Morning News

"Smart, Imaginative and Hip!"
Doug Cash / SW Records

This is how it all began.

Tim Tyran had a vision of creating a kind of synthpop superhero - all he needed was a name to reflect the harder edge of his sound, as he has a strong love for hip hop beats and driving industrial music. Paying homage to one of his most favorite bands of all-time; OMD, the name "Bunker Soldier" came to mind. This is a song title from an early OMD track, a most obscure track. And just like that, Bunker Soldier, the Techno Warrior, was born in a cold, dark warehouse in downtown Dallas in 1994. That's where Tim emersed himself in a music rehearsal room with no windows. He started on a twisted path of synthesizer mayhem by combining every genre under the sun to one hard beat after another. He then became an active member of the blossoming Texas synthpop scene, hooking up with DJ X just to mix things up with his sound. He never strays far from his synthpop roots on "Dilemma." Even to this day in his writing, melody is 'king' in all his music. Heavy beats play a close second.

After hooking up with producer Steve Paul of Channel 69, he released his first cd in 1996 entitled "Quite a Dilemma." This cd was one of the first to blend hip hop and techno. Industrial tones can also be found throughout the tracks at Tim's constant pushing. The production on this cd is most impressive, super tight and technically flawless. The single "Infection" hit number 1 for 4 weeks at the mighty WCOT in Utica, NY, a college radio station. This was an incredible feat and is Tim's proudest musical moment! It also has been used as the background music for KTCK The Ticket's Dallas Cowboys Pregame Show in Dallas. "Infection" is one of Bunker Soldier's best songs and most requested to this date. Some people have criticized the all-over-the-place style of "Dilemma." He feels it was ahead of its time. Look at Outkast today, even N.E.R.D. Try to find the common thread in every song. There was a simple formula used, it's no secret. This cd shows how Bunker Soldier can assemble a team of musicians to pull off one hell-of-a-ride musical journey. One you will want to take over and over.

Look for Bunker's new release "Triple Threat" released in early 2004. Bunker Soldier is celebrating 10 years of releasing true underground, independent electronic dance music. We invite you to see the darker side of Bunker Soldier at www.cdbaby.com/bunkersoldier where his second cd "Innuendo" can be found. "Innuendo" is an underground industrial audio theme park. It contains no hip hop. Just hypnotic grooves and lyrical angst. "Innuendo" was written and completely recorded in Bunker's home studio as part therapy from a devasting breakup from his relationship with his ex-fiancee. This effort, without any studio wizardry, shows Bunker's true musical vision and talents.

Please take a moment to read some reviews of "Quite a Dilemma" on the page just below. Thank you.


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Quite A Dilemma is a GREAT piece of work!
When I first mentioned to Bunker Soldier's Tim Tyran when the band was at my place the night before the 150th issue celebration that he hadn't submitted a copy of Quite a Dilemma for review before his response was, Have you
listened to it? The mixture of heavy dark techno with hip-hop is very interesting, but for the first time I was happy someone at least THOUGHT of the music format of Legends before submitting. I did nonetheless sneak a copy out of the party box for myself and will review it anyway - it's worth the time and the effort. From the Beat Fixation opening, Quite a Dilemma is fast, swift, heavy and
moving. The heavy guitars lace against hip-hop style vocals provided by co-conspirators this time around, La Royce and D.K. the Groover. Ethereal trip-hop styles are touched upon in tracks like Infection featuring Tanya
Michelle. This remains similar into Get With It, which moves things along with a low down bass groove behind the divaesque vocals. Skatown Outlaws touches upon one of my favorite niche genres, ska-core. The minimal horns are synthesized, but the rhythm is unmistakably reggae. Lyrics
are anthem-like and hang-about style. The rugged dirty style of I Won't Hesitate is catchy and spat lyrically making it one of my favorites on the CD. Act of Desperation once again comes back to a more trip-hop style with ethereal qualities, but keeping the drum 'n bass downbeat. Quite a Dilemma is another favorite with slamming lyrics, shout-style hip-hop and military samples to give you a revved up attitude about almost anything. Hip-hop is not something Legends covers, but when it's mingled with such finesse and talent with techno and electro like Bunker Soldier did it there's no excuse for ignoring it. Quite a Dilemma is a great piece of work and takes the mashing creedence to an entirely new level of interest and arrangement. Well done...Tyran's talents extends beyond the usual industrial/electro master's genre. -Marcus Pan / Legends Magazine

Doug Cash

Smart, Imaginative and Hip
Blending the solid groove with electronic overtones makes Bunker Soldier a non stop assault on the senses.

Doug Cash

Jason Baker / www.synthpop.net

Quite A Dilemma gets in my head and sometimes won't go away!
This is the debut Bunker Soldier album, released in 1996, the same year the A Different Drum record label was launched. This was independently released, (as all of Bunker Soldier's releases have been). I actually remember seeing an ad for this cd in the Control-Alt-Delete Newsletter! The cd shows Bunker Soldier dipping into a rarely touched on field in the electronic pop music world - incorporating hip-hop and rap elements into the music. On the first few reads, you might think "that can't possibly be good"..but you're wrong. While I'm not a fan of rap or hip hop in any measure, the uniqueness of the combination makes it endearing after a listen or two. There are some songs that are straight-forward synthpop songs, such as Infection and I Won't Hesitate. Those two are the songs that most stand out to me, but some of the more rap-laden tracks are pretty entertaining as well. Skatown Outlaws sounds like a highly tongue-in-cheek poke at the plethora of similiar Western themed movies and tv shows in existence, which makes it quite enjoyable. And Quite a Dilemma gets in my head sometimes and won't go away! It's only occasionally apparent that Bunker Soldier was at this point struggling to define his sound, with the pop elements wrestling with the hip-hop to dominate the album. And while the album might not be as cohesive as it could have been, it's still a fairly solid debut album. - Jason Baker / www.synthpop.net

Ian Stewart / AUTOreverse .net Ezine

It's good as hell!
Infection from Quite A Dilemma is a funky, danceable, semi-industrial track like everything on Wax Trax in 1990. Synths and loops and some guitars in the background. A dude sings the verses and then a chick comes in and sings the chorus. And then talks a bit in French, which is always very Gary Numan and always very welcome. It's like the coolest remix Shriekback never did! It's good as hell!

Larry Belanger / Downeast Records

Dive into this album with your eyes and ears wide open!
This album does just what I expected it to do. It delivers some tight techno music, with a hip-hop dance beat. Electronica is added for super color and depth. The female vocals are great, some of the best we've heard in this genre. The lyrics are well written and powerful, sometimes dark but always hitting home. This album is aimed at a specific audience, and that audience will treasure this album as one of their favorites. If you are one of those people that are open minded enough to be able to enjoy music from any genre and appreciate the quality within that genre, then by all means dive into this album with your eyes and ears wide open, this will expand your musical knowledge and appreciation. Most importantly this is music to get up and dance to, and is meant to be enjoyed foremost.

Ajay Walls

Classy SPaul
WOW, what an arrangement.

Steve Paul and Tim good, talented musicians--they work very well together; these guys have been in this so long, they deserve their due.

When I laid down the vocals for this, I didn't know it would fly, but JESUS knows, keep doing good things guys and who knows---multiple awards are awaiting for your blessings.
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