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21/01/2017 : BLACK SPIDER CLAN - Metamorphosis

BLACK SPIDER CLAN

Metamorphosis

MusicCD
ElectroElectro WaveMinimal

[80/100]   

Daft Records
21/01/2017, Fred GADGET

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Metamorphosis is the first and only album release of German electro collective Black Spider Clan, a project created by musicians Beta Evers (aka Brigitte Enzler) and Dystronic (aka Thomas Robert). The album was first released on vinyl and is now also being released on CD.

This digital version of Metamorphosis however contains in total 14 tracks, 3 more songs than the vinyl version. 14 excellent minimal electro songs with stonking fat analog basslines, supported by equally analog sounding and programmed drumcomputers. Most tracks are complimented by melancholic vocals by Beta Evers and equally melancholic sounding synthesizers and melodies.

The album starts with the appropriately called 'Keiner kommt hier lebend raus'. And that is how it feels after listening to this album for a while: song after song pulls the listener deeper into the darkest of dark places of this earth and of the soul. Make no mistake: not 14 boring lamentations but songs that are varied enough to turn listening to this album into a highly entertaining experience.

The music of Black Spider Clan sounds almost as dark and melancholy as only the late Joy Division ever managed to sound on record. All in all not an album recommended for weak souls that love to wallow in self-pity during these cold and dark days. That might end bad, I fear.

Fred GADGET
21/01/2017


NL

Metamorphosis is de eerste en enige album release van het Duitse electro collectief Black Spider Clan, een project dat in het leven werd geroepen door muzikanten Beta Evers (aka Brigitte Enzler) & Dystronic (aka Thomas Robert). Het album verscheen eerst op vinyl maar werd nu ook op CD uitgebracht.

Op deze digitale versie van Metamorphosis staan echter in totaal veertien tracks: drie meer dan op de vinyl versie. Het zijn veertien knappe minimalistische electro songs met super vet klinkende analoge baslijnen, ondersteund door al even analoog klinkende en geprogrammeerde drumcomputers. De meeste tracks zijn hier en daar en al dan niet afwisselend overgoten door de melancholische zanglijnen van Beta Evers en de al even melancholische klinkende synthesizerklanken en melodieën.

Het album opent toepasselijk met ‘Keiner kommt hier lebend raus’. En zo voelt ook het beluisteren van dit album na een tijdje haast aan: nummer na nummer wordt de luisteraar meer en meer in de donkerste gedrochten van deze aarde en en van de eigen ziel getrokken. Vergis u niet, het zijn geen viertien saaie klaagzang stukken, maar nummers die genoeg van elkaar verschillen om van het beluisteren van het volledige album toch een boeiende evenaring te maken.

De muziek van de Black Spider Clan klinkt bijna even donker en zwartgallig als alleen wijlen Joy Division het ooit op plaat wist te registreren. Kortom, geen muziek die ik zou aanraden aan labiele zieltjes die zich al eens graag in zelfmedelijden wentelen in deze donker koude dagen. Dat zou verkeerd kunnen aflopen, vrees ik.

Fred GADGET
21/01/2017


 

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