Cirex mixes metal, industrial and dubstep to create his signature sound.
Cirex (“Eric” backwards with an “X” at the end that symbolizes the Christian Cross), is a Puerto Rican -based Electronic Metal project created by multi-instrumentalist Eric Ortiz, former bass player of the Puerorican band Neuttro. In 2009 He released his first album “The Lab”, mostly instrumental and all the instruments played, recorded and co-produced by Wil Martin from
Earshot and himself. Cirex has appeared on “in-stores” at some Hot Topics in Puerto Rico, while his songs have spread all over the internet via iTunes and Napster. Cirex’s music has also appeared in the Movie Horror Vault 1.
Cirex mixes metal, industrial and dubstep to create his signature sound. The single ‘Cyber Me’ from his upcoming album “Trialism”, is harsh, dense and chaotic, a culmination of the sound that he has been experimenting for a while. The layering of the song is nothing short of brilliant. If you dissect it, you could find enough music to create 2 or even 3 songs with the elements Cirex has included here. The layers include moments of glitch, authentic lush pads, noise elements and so much more.
If you’re looking for conventional song structures, you’re definitely in the wrong place, as Cirex chops and changes tempos, without ever losing the rhythmic pattern of the song. His style is mature, complex and progressive; and definitely a step in a new direction for electronic music.
The sound is huge with complex layers of synth, samples and guitar treatments. There’s enough to keep your hearing senses entertained and curious throughout. And when you reach the end, you’ll want to start it all over again.
‘Cyber Me’ begins with a gorgeous guitar riff, and builds with a throbbing bassline and swirling ambient sounds. The beat varies between subtle rhythms to a more pronounced thump. Cirex varies the delivery, partly singing and then using more of a robotic talk-box effect. There are some powerfully dark breakdowns, and then it’s back to the grindingly hypnotic guitar pattern and voice interludes.
The more I listen to ‘Cyber Me’, the better it gets. If you have ever liked Cirex or enjoyed any of his previous works, this single is a definite must for your collection!