Our Inventions and How They Fail Us is an amazing debut record from a newly formed group. Running the gamut from upbeat synth rock to droning, shoegaze songs and always with an undercurrent of metal and electronic music influence, the album does not sit in one space quietly, but leads the listener on a journey thru many styles and iterations of the guitar/bass/keyboards/vocals/drums chimera. Produced by Bill Laswell, the album delivers, from the over the top synth melody of Driving These Icy Roads, to the Pink Floyd-esque vocals on Pulled Out To Sea, to the epic instrumental Transatlantic. Vocoder action, dubbed out mixes, and even the appearance of a distinctly drum n bass reece line in a rock track power up this Our Inventions and How They Fail Us creatively and leave you wanting more.
The Project_Pale is fronted by Kingston NY's Jason Selden, known to the drum n bass world as Glitch from the Chosen. Jason's guitars are reminiscent of Jesu, Isis, and have an edge that comes from his tutelage under Cynic's Paul Masvidal. Bass duties are covered by a familiar face to most Ohm Resistance followers: Submerged. Rounding out the group is Brooklyn's Sensi*star, aka Phillia Kim Downs, who vocalizes on several of the albums tracks.