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Artist: CrossTronic (@)
Title: Put On The Armor Of God
Format: CD
Label: self-released
CrossTronic (aka James Patterson) is based out of Houston, Texas who makes Christian electronic techno music is talking about God, the Lord Father and Jesus Christ. Some of the tracks are remakes of old traditional hymns like "Rock Of Ages/Ages Of Rocks", "Amazing Grace/Modern Day Wretch" and "Holy". The other tracks on cd are originals that even have passages in the cd insert that describes what each of them means. CrossTronic mission is to save souls, not just make people dance. "Put On The Armor Of God" is a ful-filling message that will bring the unsaved to God and a new life will begin as John 3:16 says "God so loved the world that He gave His one only Son. Anyone who believes in Him, shall not die, but have eternal life.
Artist: IVERSEN
Title: Gheye
Format: CD
Label: TIB Prod (@)
Rated: *****
A new cdr release from Norway-based soundmaker Jan-M. Iversen, owner of TIB Prod. and also active as Origami Klassika/Minimalistika/Maximalistika and Koff Koff... Cool red cover art and a mishmash of free-form glitchy digital frequencies & drones, electro-noise ("94"), dark ambient minimalism ("Stimulanse I Storm Og Stille 21" and "Stimulanse I Storm Og Stille 7"), quasi-cosmic synths ("Psycholimpics 3")... Some moments are good, but most of it is, in my humble opinion, too gratuitous, too out of focus to stand a concentrated listening. "Tomb Chill Stimuli", with its disquieting field recordings manipulation and a distant drone, stands above the rest.
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Artist: PLASTIC VIOLENCE (@)
Title: Immaterial 2
Format: CD
Label: Death Paradise
Rated: *****
Brand new release from this Italian musical/political collective. Music: this is by far one of the best rhythmic glitch electronic releases I've EVER heard. Totally influenced by Noto/Raster Noton, Ikeda and Pan Sonic, but at times, I swear, better than them. Microscopic pin-like beats, fat basses, subterrean drones, structured digital debris - all with that scary, detached geometrical precision which, however, can eventually make you DANCE. Fantastic, breath-taking stuff. Politics: Death Paradise is a collective supporting DIY ethics, radical politics and veganism, read more about it in their website. Thumbs up for their stance, ok. What I find pretty funny (and this is mainly referred to reviewers) is establishing a strong link between their sound (which is absolutely NOT politically-oriented "per se") and their, say, manifestos (which are common ground in large part of the HC-punk community, for example) - but this is probably a logic reaction within the "educated electronic" circuit, where showing a political content is oh so radical and new.
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Artist: TIZIANO MILANI (@)
Title: La macchina e la percezione della realtÓ
Format: CD
Label: self-released
Rated: *****
After a promising cdr with the monicker TnoiseM (see archive), Italian experimental soundmaker Tiziano Milani is back with a concept release, "a series of sound observations on the function of man in relation to the development of machines, made through the continuous time leap between the Sixties (beginning of computer researches) and the next future". Almost mimetically, these 6 tracks seem to incorporate and, to a certain extent, digest all kinds of experimental electronics from old academic reasearch to nowadays laptop spree: concrete music, cosmic ambient, sinewaves, glitches, digital noise... Despite this variety, the different compositions are skillfully textured and mixed, so it's an organic whole and not a clumsy patchwork. The result made me feel dizzy, at times it's as if it was too cold and detached, but the concept itself obviously influences the "inorganic" nature of the work.
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Artist: AMON (@)
Title: Nona
Format: CD EP
Label: Amplexus
Rated: *****
Amon is back after a long period of discographic silence, though Andrea Marutti's own AFE Records has surely become one of the best cdr labels around. "Nona" is an ep (released by Amplexus on two different formats, a mcd and a 10" vinyl, with different lengths and mixes) which puts Amon back on the map of the best dark ambient around. First it's just menacing low-end rumbles, slowly crawling and overlapping, then you recognize higher frequencies and metallic drones - all very scary and pitch-black, just like in the previous masterpiece "The Legacy", but with a second half which is more "cosmic" and less opressive, much as in Never Known's releases. Listen to this in the dark.
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