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11/12/2020 : PORTION CONTROL - SEED EP 2

PORTION CONTROL

SEED EP 2

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EBMElectroElectro WaveIndustrial

[95/100]   

Self-released
11/12/2020, Fred GADGET

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These guys from Portion Control seem to be making a virtue of this Corona crisis and lockdown and released another brand new EP with 5 tracks! That is to say, four tracks plus a bonus track according to their info. And this only two months after the already fantastic Seed EP 1, reviewed by the undersigned some weeks ago. Also on this EP, these British Electro pioneers do not disappoint, on the contrary! Portion Control is pounding harder and stronger than ever before, in their meanwhile well-known style, and with tracks like "Revealation" (no, it is not a typo), "Seek" and "Realm". Only the second song stands out a bit, only because the tempo here is set slightly higher than the aforementioned tracks. As we are now used to by now, the ominous and chanting vocals of Dean Piavani find their way perfectly between the industrial soundscapes of his companion John Whybrew. Only on the last (bonus) track, we have to do without these great vocals, although these are seamlessly filled in by, among other things, sampled voices. Dragging uplifting pumping beats interspersed with menacing, sometimes almost tearing sequencers form the perfect soundtrack for a dystopian post C-19 world. Why (in vain) waiting for example for a new 242 album when one can also purchase high-quality releases of these EBM pioneers! So what are your 'Ranters' waiting for? Put those damn ear pluggs and blinders off and get this sh*t!

Fred GADGET
11/12/2020


NL

De heren van Portion Control schijnen van deze Corona crisis en lockdown een deugd te maken en laten alweer een gloed nieuwe EP met 5 tracks op ons los. Het is te zeggen, vier tracks plus een bonus track. Dit slechts een tweemaal maanden na de lichtjes fantastische Seed EP 1 die hier ondertussen ook reeds door ondergetekende besproken werd. Ook op deze EP stellen deze Britse Electro pioneers weer niet teleur, integendeel! Portion Control beukt harder dan ooit tevoren in hun ondertussen gekende stijl en met tracks als daar zijn ‘Revealation’ (En neen het is geen typo), ‘Seek’ en ‘Realm’. Enkel het tweede nummer springt er een beetje uit en dit enkel omdat tempo hier iets hoger ligt dan de voorgenoemde. De onheilspellende en scanderende vocals van Dean Piavani vinden, zoals we ondertussen van PornCon gewoon zijn, perfect hun plaats tussen de industriële soundscapes van de hand van zijn kompaan John Whybrew. Enkel op het laatste (bonus) nummer moeten we het zonder vocalen stellen, al zijn deze vakkundig ingevuld door, onder andere, gesampelde stemmen. (Mee) Slepende pompende beats doorspekt met dreigende, soms zelfs bijna scheurende sequencers vormen de perfecte soundtrack voor een dystopische post C-19 wereld. Waarom (tevergeefs) wachtten op bijvoorbeeld een nieuw 242 album als men ook hoogwaardige releases van deze, EBM pioneers kan aanschaffen! Waarop wacht jullie 'Ranters' nog op? Zet die oor en oogkleppen af en haal dit in huis!

Fred GADGET
11/12/2020


 

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