Review: Dacaboya – Tagged

Dacaboya on Reverbnation

Members: Eric Torres

Bio: Dacaboya is an expression of a pessimistic perspective of an economic profit prioritized civilization. A civilization willing to give up freedom in exchange of a false sense of security. Willing to delegate their collective fate in the hands of the amiable looking, profit oriented technocrats.

Realizing that there isn’t much to solve as a sole individual he attempts to share the idea that the reality we know may just be a grand comfortable illusion. Yes, misery loves company. Dacaboya enjoys yours.

The sequences of noises you hear are a release of anxiety turned into sounds of dissent, distrust, etc… and of course, laughter caused by hopelessness and the joy of the temporal pleasures of this short and fragile life. He hopes you may like to dance to the rhythm of the world’s collapse.

Release Date: July 15, 2011

Label: MoonSlave Radio

Review: Eric Torres is a brilliant musician who creates music that compels the listener to see his vision of pessimism and misery while being equally compelled to dance. He has an ability to create strong,industrial rhythms without losing his message in the music and creates tracks that can force the listener to move almost against his will to the beat or exhaust the listener with their relentless repetition that suggests a world in which we’ve become drones due to our unwillingness and fear of taking control of our own lives.

Tagged is a driving force of noise, dissent, and grimly interwoven rhythms and industrial mixes. The heavy industrial beat, instrumentation, and samples suggest a dystopic future is in store for those who “are afraid of speaking up… afraid of being put on a government watch list” (from the track Afraid to Speak). This album could easily become a standard in industrial club scenes around the world while constantly reminding us of how dark the future could become — a reality that seems more and more likely each day.

My favorite track is Resiliencia. The instrumentation made me feel driven, not only to dance, but to motivate and take action against the political turmoil and challenges we face more and more as our rights and freedoms are encroached upon. If I had to have a track I liked less than the others it would be Post-Turmoil Calm simply because in a track this long the constant repetition, while a good reminder that we will never see the end to our own turmoil if we give up and stop trying, became exhausting.

Overall I enjoyed this album. Each mix of the various tracks created a new perspective of that song’s message without becoming repetitive and boring. I feel that the album portrays Dacaboya’s vision and need to bring awareness to the misery and hopelessness that await us in the end without overwhelming the listener, and I appreciate the high energy he creates. With tracks like these, one could easily dance to the rhythm of the world’s collapse.

If you like high-energy industrial music like Velvet Acid Christ, Front Line Assembly, Suicide Commando and political messaging, this album is for you.

Reviewed By: ER

Where To Buy: MoonSlave Radio’s Shop

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