Brainsqueezed – I Am Not a Robot Album Review

Today we are featuring an interesting electronic prog-rock project, Brainsqueezed, from Sydney, Australia. I have reviewed their new record, I Am Not a Robot, along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Brainsqueezed surely is an interesting project, where multi-instrumentalist and composer Sébastien Laloue, leading everything alone, often experimenting with additional session musicians in his songs. Their second full-length album I Am Not a Robot is playing in my ears for the second time today, and I am all day thinking why this project looked so negative to me at first sight. I’m afraid the project has both strengths and weaknesses, and I will try to give you more details below.

First and foremost, the album musically doesn’t have any weaknesses for me. The instrumentation is quite rich, none of these compositions are boring, short, or incapable of delivering the necessary message. Additionally, I feel like Sébastien Laloue mainly influenced bands such as Pink Floyd, or at least I feel like they are the main influencer here. I can say this by looking at his compositions and richness in music. Pink Floyd, as we all know, most of the time sounded like a symphony, where they were only a few musicians. Bransqueezed has a similar identity here, especially in I Am Not a Robot. Sébastien Laloue always welcomes a new instrument almost in every song, pulling the listener a bit tighter with the impact of this music. I never expected to hear such lovely guitar solos and stuff for instance, and it was quite fantastic!

On the other hand, I believe Sébastien Laloue has done his best when it comes to the technical side of the job. Although it is almost impossible for me to find a single flaw on the I Am Not a Robot album, in terms of its mix and production, something keeps on giving me negative energy. The album, in general, has a traditional sound as a fact. The French adventurist, Sébastien Laloue, adds to the music electronic beats and instruments from time to time. I am not sure if that’s the case for me, cause the album sounds really good in general. The mixed feeling inside me tells me this is fantastic sounding music at first, and after a few seconds, otherwise.

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The second reason I have doubts about this album is because of its poor representation. The album cover has valid standards, in terms of graphics. But when you watch My Fears in the Night music video, you immediately feel bad about this work. After seeing what’s happening in the first-minute mark, you don’t feel like listening to the rest of the song because it’s almost impossible to follow this hallucinating story of the video. Graphics are really poor, where I also feel like this video was put together by stock videos.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I have had a good time listening to Brainsqueezed. The potential, ability, the right mindset, and artistic value are there, I only see improvements in their careers from now on.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Brainsqueezed for their new record I Am Not a Robot, and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.