Celldweller – Wish Upon A Blackstar Chapter 04 of 05
Release Date: June 28, 2011 – FiXT Exclusive/July 19, 2011 – Worldwide Digital Release
Review by: William Dashiell Hammett
Klayton began working on what was supposed to be the sophomore Celldweller release Wish Upon a Blackstar in 2005 and began releasing preview EPs, dubbed â€œChaptersâ€ in 2009.Â The obvious question is of course: â€œWhat the fuck is taking so long!â€Â With the release of Chapter 04, Klayton has reaffirmed that, whatever the reason, the wait is well worth it.
The two tracks on Chapter 04, â€œI Canâ€™t Waitâ€ and â€œGift For Youâ€, clock in at just under eleven and a half minutes, but they are an intense eleven and half minutes.
Starting with a quick, but light, tempo, â€œI Canâ€™t Waitâ€ kicks off properly with some very heavy electronics and a whispered refrain of the title.Â As the song progresses, Klaytonâ€™s expert composition elevates the track with interlaced sounds, driving percussion and perfectly timed accents.Â His vocal works well with the pace of the song and amplifies the mood.Â As the title suggests, there is a feeling of impatience transmitted.
â€œGift For Youâ€ takes the listener to a much quieter place then where Klayton left them with the crescendo ending of the preceding track.Â A decidedly seductive, breathy, female vocal intones the chorus of the track before a trippy guitar line takes center.Â The track is more deliberate and measured then â€œI Canâ€™t Waitâ€, but the intensity level is just as great.Â I felt an unquenchable anger from this track that was almost disturbing to listen to. And while I canâ€™t see â€œGift For Youâ€ igniting any dance floors that song is one of the stronger, more well composed tracks Iâ€™ve heard in a very long time.Â The sounds used intensify every aspect of the song and you cannot just wipe it away when it is over, no, this song sticks with you.
Overall, these new track are well crafted songs with nice beats and interesting melodies and are exactly what is to prove that Klayton deserves the accolades he receives as one of the preeminent acts in electro industrial music today.
On June 28, 2011, Wish Upon A Blackstar Chapter 04 is available from FiXT in four different bundles containing the deluxe edition of the EP, Stickers, Posters, etc…Â On July 19, 2011 the EP worldwide from all major digital retailers.
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