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Artist: MONOID (@)
Title: Crowd Control
Format: CD
Label: Invasion Wreck Chords (@)
Rated: *****
Active since mid 90s, Monoid is one of Martin Steinebach musical projects. In his first decade Monoid released two tapes, a couple of CD-Rs and several CDs ("Totalausfall" and "Schnittstellen" to name a few). CROWD CONTROL is his latest CD and it has been released by Ambassador 21’s Invasion Wreck Chords. I don’t know if you are updated about the political situation in Belarus (it seems that the political elections haven’t been really democratic and it seems that someone cheated) but you’ll realize just by looking at the cover of this CD that CROWD CONTROL seems to be the perfect soundtrack to the latest social news. Anyway... Talking about music, Monoid gathered in this release fourteen tracks where Martin tried to diversify the sound giving to some of them a rhythmic harsh industrial treatment and to the others a sound more based on distorted melody. In this way sonic assaults (see "Fall" or "Crowd control") duet with the primitive e.b.m. sound of "Crushcraze", "Firewall", "Software" and "Rote lippen".

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