Therapy for the Neverwas
This project is a response to the loneliness and disillusion that modern, materialistic, North American life breeds....Life will tell you that you are unimportant, incidental, powerless and controlled, but you are more than just a drone in the colony, you are a Significant Insect.....Formed in 2008 from late-night recording sessions, Significant Insect started as an outlet for the frustrations of Vancouver musician Greg Michalski. Finding himself tired of the endless cookie-cutter bands, the backstabbing and the shmooze sessions where fellow musician 'friends' are much more interested in hitting on your wife instead of swapping musical ideas, the Insect project became the perfect therapy for Greg. Being able to relate to the philosophy of the Insect project, and in need of some musical therapy herself, was Vancouver music veteran Kim Urhahn. Her ability to sound fragile and fierce at the same time was the perfect match for the dark sounds of Significant Insect. The band has added a live guitarist and drummer for live shows and is enjoying a growing fanbase, particularily in Germany, where they have collaborated on several songs by high-profile electronic artists. The guitars scrape and drone with punk undertones, over raw, hammering electronic drums, and old-school analog-sounding keyboards. From this wall of noise stands Kim Urhan's voice, beautiful, stubborn at times, and touchingly melancholy. 'Go To Hell' hammers away with an industrial influence, and the delicate piano-ballad 'You and I and You' makes for a nice surprise. The potential of this duo is unmistakable and 'Therapy for the Neverwas' wets the appetite for more. -Zillo Magazine, April 2009 Electronic drums and and a wall of keyboards nail the old-school sound, underneath heavy guitars and the sweet melodies of Kim Urhan. 'Go To Hell' and 'Departure' pair easily with their industrial undertones. Elsewhere, 'Devour You' is an interesting surprise with Greg on lead vocals. Also, 'The Sellout' has a funk influence to it that bounces along with a great keyboard line. This CD leaves you wanting more from this underground Canadian duo.' -Gothic Magazine, April 2009.