It is no secret that I have a bit of a soft spot for the synthier side of EBM. Sure I love myself some Uberbyte and Agonoise, but sometimes it is refreshing to listen to something a bit calmer and a bit less screamy. Atomzero’s album Symbiosis is a wonderful and refreshing example of this.
This album has many warm sounds and deep beats that bring And One and Necessary Response to mind. There is emotion to the music. It isn’t just dirty lyrics thrown at a hard beating oontz song. Symbiosis brings back some of that soft, but deep that a lot of groups I have been listening to lately seem to have lost.
“Dissent” is my favorite from the album for sure. The song has a very KMFDM mixed with Mortiis feel. Light vocals with a very in your face melody. If you enjoy the dark, Synthpopish, side of the EBM/Industrial world, you definitely won’t be disappointed. I always love hearing new music and this album should definitely make any music lover’s wish list.
Building up on the success received by the new sound approach they revealed on their recent “Indifference” album, Norway’s ESSENCE OF MIND announce “Wrong”, the 3rd chapter in the EP-trilogy ahead of the hugely anticipated release of their 4th full length album, “The Break Up!”, and this is all in the wake of their recent German tour with their neighbors, Apoptygma Berzerk.
Powerful, melodic and electronic with a touch of industrial metal and other dance music elements such as drum’n’bass, this exciting new song confirms the band’s unique sound and faultless production maturity. ESSENCE OF MIND selected 3 specific and very different remixers to give us the impression that each remix is an all new song standing on its own, let it be the drum’n’bass influenced tune from Diskonnekted, the powerful melodic and 80’s tainted electro track from Technomancer or yet the very emotional and moody piano remix by Xenturion Prime… As a last but not least bonus, you will also find the exclusive song “For Real” reminding us of the amazing diversity of sound of this talented Norwegian band…
Pre-order “Wrong” on Bandcamp and you’ll get 2 tracks now, plus the complete EP the moment it’s released.
Exactly one year after their first steps on the Alfa Matrix label with the instant club hit EP “Life Is Short”, the Spanish duo MONDTRÄUME strikes back with the highly emotional new song “Still Beating”! A stunning release that will no doubt please the band’s growing fanbase who all fell under their dark synthpop spell since their much acclaimed album “Empty”… Continue reading →