The second album of the Parisian electronic duo dDamage, Harsh Reality of Daily Life is simply terrific. It is a creative and complex album: They have samples of machines, sound manipulations, greasy guitars, hip-hop beats, and tortured vocals. Their tunes are mostly calm and groovy, but the sounds they use are aggressive, and, as Phonem, they have this interesting process to create peaceful melodies out of noisy samples. They create a renewed interest in industrial music; they really sound like a collaboration between Neurosis and Sister Machine Gun, intermingling chaotic harsh things and groovy beats.
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AllMusic Review by Romain Guillou