InsomniacMusic • CD
Electro • Industrial
19/04/2011, Didier BECU
Chainreactor is a project formed by Jens Minor. After the release of “X-tinction” in 2009, he felt that he was on the right path but he wanted to take things a bit further.
Not only is he the sort of musician who doesn’t believe in compromises, he also defends the idea that you better use all attributes in the maximum way. (Anyone who can read between the lines knows that this is nothing but an excuse to come up with some loud dancebeats.)
“Insomniac” couldn’t be a better title for this cd as it is indeed a collection of hard dancefloorkillers that flirt with techno, cybergoth and EBM in its hardest sense.
Due to that, this album can sound a bit monotone especially as the only variation is the amount of beats per minute!
Musically it can be best compared to Noisuf-X and just like them, Chainreactor loves to come up with some statements (most of the times in German) like “Ein Reactor macht kein Fehler, nur Mensch macht Fehler” and building an anthem of beats around it.
For the living room it will be rather hard to keep on listening to this for the full 70 minutes but it certainly contains enough powerful tracks that can make it on the alternative dancefloor.
Apart from the 12 songs you get the usual remixes, done by Incubite, (X)-Rx, Xotox and Organic Cage.
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LADYTRON • Best of 00-10
BATTLESHIP ROMANCE • Listen.Edit.Record.Repeat EP
KEPESLAP • Power And Darkness
DER KLINKE • Square Moon
COVENANT • Modern Ruin
BLITZMASCHINE • Faustrecht
ARMAGEDDON DILDOS • Untergrund
VEIL VEIL VANISH • Change in The Neon Light
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SUICIDE COMMANDO • Mindstrip Redux
PORTION CONTROL • Head Buried
GRENDEL • Ascending The Abyss
VARIOUS ARTISTS • A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION
DIVE • Live Maschinenfest 2017
KLANGWELT • The Incident
DIVE • Underneath
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MILDREDA • I was never really there
LISA GERRARD & JULES MAXWELL • Burn
POTOCHKINE • Sortilèges
BLUTENGEL • Fountain of Destiny
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MARTIN L. GORE • The Third Chimpanzee E.P.
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IMPERATIVE REACTION • Mirror
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Mechanical Soul
IMPLANT • Phantom Pain
JESU • When I Was Small
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP1
ALSO • Live in Celovec
SHERAPHIM SYSTEM • Phoenix
BLACK NEEDLE NOISE • Seed of Evil
THIRD REALM • The Art of Despair