A Jane Doe is a one-man project from Vitebsk, Belarus. Originally a black metal musician, Sergey Mihajlovich decided to go his own way with this solo project. He claims to be influenced by bands like Meshuggah, Animals Are Leaders and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza and that might be a decent description. However, I still sense that gloomy blackened atmosphere somewhere.
The ep consists of six instrumental tracks, each expressing a different temperament. It's an interesting approach to making music and in a way the songs do represent their given temperament. However, the whole remains a harsh, complex and dissonant piece of work which obviously isn't suited for everyone. Like with many math & noise rock bands, many people will lose track of all those unexpected hooks and surprising elements.
Does that have to be a problem? Of course not. This is the stuff that keeps the music industry fresh and evolving. Yeah, this might be too weird for some people but fact remains that there is a skilled and motivated artist behind this. So check it out and then check it out again. This ep needs to sink in before you see the true value but once it is there, you're in for something you won't easily forget...