Friday, June 5, 2020
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Artist: Broken Fabiola
Title: Severed
Format: CD
Label: Tympanik Audio (@)
Distributor: Ant-Zen
Rated: *****
A surprising comeback, since Karloz.M storms from success to success with his main project MANUFACTURA, so there wasn’t too much hope for a return of BROKEN FABIOLA after the last double-CD collection released via Auricle Media. Now signed to Tympanik Audio, Karloz releases one of the darkest albums of the label catalogue. Only a few tracks available on Severed are following obviously Karloz’ style presented with MANUFACTURA ("Everlasting", "Under"). This album rather stands for sick atmospheres provided through emotional soundscapes and abstract and for the most part broken rhythm beats. Not that easily to consume, this album offers a lot of authentic tunes, which are seemingly to far away from any possible comparison. For this album Karloz has received the constant help of Sharon Blackstone, who’s responsible for additional production, lyrics and vocals ("Departure" is a great example). More prominence has helped out with sampling works, as there are Shane Talada of MARCHING DYNAMICS, Scott Sturgis (CONVRTER), Daniel Myer (haujobb., DESTROID) and Dre Robinson (DATABOMB, DOWNLOAD). This all are ingredients of an album, which drifts and hits many styles. As I said, it’s not easily to consume and takes time and several more spins than usual, and it isn’t stuff for the heart-fainted audience.

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