Combining elektro-industrial, aggressive coldwave, melodic EBM and splatterings of power noise with experimental and drum-n-bass, Diverje is a band built for the future – unpredictable-sounding and off-centered from the more “popular, and watered down electronica” that we mostly hear as the mainstream ‘representative’ for electronic music in America.
Born and living in Lower Normandy, Vincent Gouf started walking down the artistic path from an very young age. Passionate about comics, he slowly turned his aspirations to painting and later to animation and music under the name of ‘Lingouf’, and has released several albums to critical acclaim – most recently through the German cult experimental music label Ant-Zen.
Mono-Amine’s latest offering, “Do Not Bend”, is an endless barrage of complex rhythms twisted madly by distortion and triggered with breakneck speeds. Overall, this album is incredible but not an everyday listen. Recommended for serious fans of distortion and all things fast and aggressive.
Worms of the Earth’s Dan Barret is back to demonstrate his genius once again with skull-crushing rhythmic precision and engulfing soundscapes that will leave you with mental images of unholy rites lingering into the night. “The Lesser Ophidian Gate” is a four-track EP with two bonus tracks featuring a remix by Vicious Alliance.
“Layers” is a hard release for me to review. I/dex, producer Vitaly Harmash delivers an album of complex ambient that becomes a minimalist soundtrack rather than a release with distinct songs. The whole of the album would be perfect for background listening during daily life but fails to capture and captivate the listener for active listening.
This is the Deluxe Edition of the 2007 release, “How To Enlist In A Robot Uprising”, from Guillaume Nadon and Yann Faussurier. The release includes the remastered original album and a bonus disc of remixes by such incredible artists as Stendeck, Xotox, Fractured, Cervello Electronico and a new song by Famine featuring It-Clings. I will focus on the new additions of remixes for the second disc of the deluxe edition, “How To Remix A Robot Uprising”.