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Artist: Jenn Vix (@)
Title: 3
Format: CD
Label: Umbrella Music Co. (@)
Enter the matrix where darkness, the future, and dreams collide in one single clash. Jenn Vix third release "3" is a powerful brilliant album. This is my very first time hearing about this one woman electro-darkwave act. Her music is so captivating and will pull you into another diminsion. Another time, another place, which will draw you in the future. Music so extraordinary with a dark and futuristic feel. The young lady in her twenties is inspire by The Cure, Gary Numan, and Siousie and The Banshees. You can tell by listening to the structure and design the music is composed and arranged. Morelikely, it's Gary Numan meets Siousie and The Banshees. Jenn's voice is strong which brings out the emotional feel throughout the songs like "Stuck", an electro mid-tempo beat with sweet piano melody, soft dark bassline with a Cure edge, and guitar strumming beautifully altogether. "Open Your Eyes" is a dream-like state track. Smooth soft synths and bassline that have the Clan Of Xymox feel. There is also a guitar version. A hard hitting track "Broken Angels Singing", which been on my playlist couple of times at the club spinning resembles Siousie and The Banshees style. A nightmarish tune with a gothic twist. "Wires And A Dream" and the instrumental "Nimbus" have that Gary Numan future atmospheric sound. Both tracks can go extremely well to a sci-fi motion picture soundtrack. Another instrumental "Electronic Tribute to Toshiro Mifune" is indeed possible for an anime soundtrack. If Sam Rosenthal heard this self release album, he'll probaly want to sign Jenn Vix right away because her music absolutely fits for his Projekt darkwave label. "3" is an remarkable established well done cd. A sci-fi fore tale about dreams and seeing the future while being plugged and hook up with wires. This idea reminds me of the movie The Matrix.
Artist: Velvet Vimoz
Title: Boy
Format: CD EP
Label: Audio Assembly Productions (@)
Velvet Vimoz is: Alpha B-voice; DLB-voice; and MBJ-electronics. This New Jersey trio produced a six tracks dance vibe cd ep. "Boy," which is the cd title and single kicks off. This track reminds me of Orbital. Fast techno beat with synths playing happy poppy melodies. The disc includes a music video of the single also. Next two tracks "Girl" and "Kids" both have the same music with samples. Now "Kids" do have a another sample which does not appear in the track before it. The trancy "Vienna Sky", "Moz Trance" and "Nine9" will take you on a journey with it's thriving keen beats that's unstoppable. As listening to "Moz Trance", I heard a sample of ex-porno star Traci Lords "Fallen Angel" from her 1994 "1000 Fire." "Boy" is a danceable ep album which is more appropriate for a rave and club party that'll keep you coming back for more. 10 stars.
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Artist: Penal Colony
Title: Unfinished Business
Format: CD
Label: DSBP Records
Distributor: DSBP Records
What do you get if you mix up Liam Lynch’s rants, Nine Inch Nails style industrial rock minus Trent’s often forced warbling of pain, William Burroughs and a sense of DIY aesthetic that makes you think that this could come from a Belmont/Clark type music scene? This would be the bastard child of that mix, creating industrial rock and many other elements in the mix for the thinking man. One moment dancey, the next is kinda like hard rock for the dancefloor, with plenty of DIY midi-fed sequences in between. This is a bit like the step Mr. Reznor should have taken after "Downward Spiral" (which of course came the awful whiny booty-funk of "The Fragile"), with a more fun edge than I think NIN ever had. Not to mention some of the most creative titles in quite a while. Of particular note are Falling Down The Stairs (Scotch and Water Remix),and the Strike Down remix of the title track. Fun fun fun for the goofier side of the industrial rock spectrum! Rating: 10
Sep 05 2003
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Artist: Aghast View
Title: Drifter
Format: CD
Label: www.DSBP.cx
Distributor: www.DSBP.cx
Newest CD single from Brazil’s finest, who’s made also for one of the hardest hitting industrial acts in the last decade. With this one, the hard industrial elements of old are pretty much gone, giving this group some more room to grow and progress with newfound elements of trance, electro and hard electronica. And gone also are the vocal distortions, given way to some light vocal treatments here and there. But the key difference between this dance floor filler and the thousands of backwater acts trying to do nothing more than fill dance floors is the complex amount of layering in the sequences and the complexity of the song in general, with the general layout of the sequences and synth lines changing in a rather fluctuating manner from note to note in a very trance manner. It’s kinda classical sounding when you sit and analyze the key usage and the fingering on the synth lines, actually. It’s not too unlike the kind of manner Deine Lakaien uses their synth patterns as well. The Funker Vogt dance remix is well, dancey, as is to be expected with Funker Vogt, but not straying too far from the original at all, just adding that signature Funker Vogt bass-kick pattern to the mix. A lot fo the CD is based pretty much around the dance floor, but does have a good deal of depth to it versus a lot of what you hear on the dancefloor these days. I’m more into the industrial stuff like "Carcinopest" (one of the CDs I hold up to any industrial band as a major standard) myself, but this is a pretty welcome intro into their electro-dance phase, and a great stage in their growth. Rating: 10.
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Artist: THE MEMBRANE CONSPIRACY (@)
Title: Mutual Hallucination Project
Format: MCD (Mini CD)
Label: Mathbat (@)
The Membrane Conspiracy is a project conducted by Sean M. Hopp who sometimes is helped by some collaborators. This MCD has been released by his own Mathbat Records and it seems that it will be also released as a proper silver CD anytime soon. The eight tracks, during the twenty minutes of length of the disc, span through different styles of experimental music. Tracks like "All My Demon Lovers" make me remember of some old Clint Ruin/Foetus tracks, with their characteristic crawling sound and the guttural whispered vocals. Also the lyrics are interesting and a phrase like: "You are all the destiny of consciousness lost amongst the insects gently fucking in the breeze" makes of that, one to remember. The following track "Dream Death" is like a sort of cut up of a deranged acoustic ballad while "Byzantium And America" is a mix between a cut up of devilish origin and a Virgin Prunes sick song. Sean in twenty four minutes is capable of catch your attention by creating sick moments full of tension and the mixture of particular sounds and treated/whispered vocals makes you forget the lack of melodies or everything else. If you're into experimental stuff, MUTUAL HALLUCINATION PROJECT could be the soundtracks of your hidden thoughts.
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