The majority of this release is what you’d expect from this kind of act, being synth-driven, danceable tunes with a good beat forming middle-of-the-road, generic EBM. The vocals are good, if a little over-processed, and the overall song writing is well crafted and nicely produced but still what you’d expect.
Fiction City – Nova
If the pedestrian approach is overlooked, it soon becomes obvious that actual talent has been engaged and awoken in the assembly of the music. Sequencing, construction and arrangement are all crystal clear and tight, as is the mastering and levelling of the completed tracks. The instrumentation is also, for the most part, well defined.
May Roosevelt – Haunted
Beyond just being an excellent record, “Haunted” expertly and memorably addresses the pertinent question of the role and influence of traditional music in contemporaneous electronic music, and is sure to appeal to a wide and varied audience, from electronic music enthusiasts to appreciators of world music. A showcase of excellent and talented musicianship, its main flaw is its short duration.
Erdem Helvacıoğlu & Per Boysen – Sub City 2064
“Sub City 2064” is imaginative off-planet urban fiction, filling the background of a noir anime series or manga storyboard. Encouraged by the effortless sonic renderings, like beads of narrative on a string, listeners will embrace the sensation of being transported somewhere unfamiliar, gritty and, at times, not a little ominous.
Evestus – This Is Dramacore
CD / digital, self-released, 2010 www.evestus.net Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of an album with Dramacore in the title would immediately suggest an emo band favoured by teenagers, [ … ]
Caustic – And You Will Know Me By The Trail Of Vomit
CD/digital, self-released, 2010 www.tellmeaboutmyuterus.com What is the first thing that comes to mind when I listen to Caustic? Songs that seep with sarcasm, smell of week old beer, and have [ … ]
Lolita Terrorist Sounds – Rudiments and Bases for the New Millennium
CD-R, self-released, 2009 www.myspace.com/lolitaterroristsounds This 4 song EP release by the sonic mastermind, Maurizio Vitale on Titanium Sound Factory is adequately described by Maurizio as likened to Miles Davis and [ … ]
Viosac – You Are Planning To Enjoy The Apocalypse
CD, self-released, 2009 www.viosac.net Put a bunch of aging Throbbing Gristle fans in a room with stacks of analog equipment. Lock the door and come back a couple of decades [ … ]
Skin Contact – Antitrust
CD-R, self-released, 2009 www.skincontact.com Dark electronic break-beat is what you can expect from this little gem of a release from Skin Contact titled “Antitrust”. Simply complex, or complexity disguised as [ … ]
Sturqen – Sturqen
CD-R, self-released, 2009 www.myspace.com/sturqen Sturqen is a duo operating from Portugal, and this untitled selection of tracks is their first demo effort. Other than that, there really isn’t any information [ … ]