ConsequenceMusic • CD
IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) • Industrial
15/11/2011, Chris KONINGS
Exocet is one of the newer bands on Ant-Zen, René Klimaczewski started the project in 2008 after he was inspired by New York artist Dave Kean. Under this influence he produced his first album, Violation. Only a year later he finished the much darker album Grotesque Comsumer.
Named after the famous french anti-ship missile, there is a slight french idm sound to opener Work Don't Stop. He workes with movie samples but in a very unrecognisable way, Bad Taste reminds me of something but I'm glad it's not as obvious as the "Oh my God Mulder, I think it's bile!" sentence.
The droning rhythms are like a thread throughout the whole album, creating a unity but still there are a lot of differences between the songs. Periods of absence in rhythm is also a recurring trademark of "Consequences", chosen wisely they do not interfere with the flow of the album.
A few songs are less interesting to me, the technoid beats of Breakaway and Playground might show another approach of Klima but for me they are the lesser tracks here. Good Night is more accessible with a positive feeling leaking through the sounds.
Strange Influence is a title chosen with pinpoint accuracy with its ethnic wails over a rhythmic industrial landscape. The last song is a great drone ambient track, soothing and calming.
The more you listen to the album the more you keep discovering in all those rich layers of electronic music, proving that this is indeed a great release from a young and promising artist. Together with Contagious Orgasm one of the highlights of Ant-Zen's releases this year.
SOLITUDE • Brave The Storm
CELLULOIDE • Ordinosaure
DARKDRIVECLINIC • Noise in my head
JOHN WATTS • Fischer-Z
DONOVAN TATE • Scrapbook
OUREBOROS • Dreaming In Earth, Dissolving In Light
BLAME • Convergent Fields
ASSEPTIC ROOM • Visceralofobia
WELLE:ERDBALL • Der Kalte Krieg
PALLERS • The Sea of Memories
Same combination of genres: IDM (INTELLIGENT DANCE MUSIC) + INDUSTRIAL
NOVASTORM • Bad Taste
CRONOS TITAN • Valium
TYSKE LUDDER • Evolution
FLINT GLASS & COLLAPSAR • Deus Irea
ALIEN VAMPIRES • Nuns are pregnant EP
STIN SCATZOR • Industremakes
EX_TENSION • Le Seuil De Tolérance
COMPUTERUS • compUterus
SYNAPSCAPE • Traits
ORPHX • Radiotherapy
Same genre: IDM (INTELLIGENT DANCE MUSIC)
LIEBKNECHT • ICE over Erfurt
ADORATION DESTROYED • Ritual Damage
DISPLACER • Curse of The Black Vinyl
PSY'AVIAH • Seven Sorrows, Seven Stars
DMX KREW • You Exist
ARCHITECT/SONIC AREA/HOLOGRAM_ • We Are the Alchemists
FRANK RIGGIO • Psychexcess II – Futurism
SYNAPSCAPE • Rhythm Age
HEADDREAMER • Human Frequencies
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Digital Infaction Vol.2
Same genre: INDUSTRIAL
HOCICO • HyperViolent
MATT HART • Decimate
ANALFABETISM • Rotvälta
MATT HART • TALES OF TERRA & CHAOS RETOLD
300 000VK • Peter Paradox
IMPERATIVE REACTION • Mirror
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Mechanical Soul
IMPLANT • Phantom Pain
HA:PEOPLE.3.55 • El Dia de la Bestia, Part 2 : WAR!
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP 2