tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd / digital review

26/09/2020 : TRUE ZEBRA - Idiorhythmic

TRUE ZEBRA

Idiorhythmic

MusicCD / Digital
BelpopEBMElectroElectro PopElectro Wave

[85/100]   

Self-released
26/09/2020, Hamis HIREK

Belgium’s notorious Einzelgänger True Zebra strikes again! After his 123 compilation, a sort of ‘best of’ selected from his first 3 DYI albums released through Wool-e Records (2018), Kevin Strauwen is back with his fourth DIY 7-track album Idiorhythmic. Again True Zebra delivers a well produced and enjoyable gem of electronic music. Stylewise sometimes hard to categorize. It’s not pop, it’s not minimal, It’s not EBM … it’s simply True Zebra. The album opens with the song ‘Connection Is Addiction’, a composition in the spirit of the ‘familiar’ True Zebra sound as we're starting to know it. Distorted synth-melodies interact with percussive passages while Kevin’s almost whispering voice floats though, a nice dark opener. ‘Wait Wait Wait’ has a firm pounding 4/4 beat and a deep bass synth while Mr True Zebra seems chanting, amongst others things, “You’re filling my head with your princess complains - I need to focus my mind”. One of the darker tracks on this album. But also in ‘Logistica And Thelemia’ it gets pretty doom when True Zebra opens up his soul (again) and sings about isolation and his fear of too many people surrounding his mind. And when the snares come crashing in, about half-way the song, I can already see those stomping boots on the dance floor. More personal confessions on dark gloomy soundscapes follow in ‘Weird’ … “I feel Weird” and ‘Sex’ … “I want sex”. Songs and lyrics most of us can rely to I guess. The one before the last track is called ‘Move’, a more uptempo song that somehow and musical wise seems to breath a bit more joy and pleasure than the previous tracks. The title track ‘Idiorhythmic’ closes this fourth album in style. Smart breakdowns, great (s)weeping melodies and percussive synths accompany Kevin’s dark whisphering voice to the very end! Check-it out!

Hamis HIREK
26/09/2020


 

Next reviews
KMFDM • In Dub
RED ZEBRA • 29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing
SHERAPHIM SYSTEM • Phoenix
CAWATANA • In The Silver Light (7')
MIKE SOPKO, BILL LASWELL, TYSHAWN SOREY • On Common Ground
TUKT • Tukt
EMERGENCY SEQUENCE • Sharpening The Axe
STRUGGLER • Wilma (Determinated Protector)
STAATSEINDE • Darüber Reden Wir Nicht
COLIN EDWIN • POINTS OF ORIGIN

 

Other reviews from TRUE ZEBRA
TRUE ZEBRA • War Of The Words
TRUE ZEBRA • Adoremotion
TRUE ZEBRA • Review of the concert and interview at the BIM Fest in Antwerp on 14 December 2012
TRUE ZEBRA • True Zebra

 

Same genre: BELPOP
DEZ MONA • Book Of Many
SIMI NAH • La Terre est Noire
DEZ MONA • ORIGIN
SCHMUTZ • Lipservice

 

Same genre: EBM
MILDREDA • I was never really there
RADERKRAFT • Dust & Debris
INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE • Classic Chevrolet
PESCH • Melba
IN ABSENTIA • Charnel House Chatterbox (Remastered 2021)
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP3
AD:KEY • I can't feel you
WULF7 • Dark Hate
FRONTMASCHINE • Wrong fate EP
ROUGE • Ultimatum

 

Same genre: ELECTRO
JIHAD • Retrospekt
LISA GERRARD & JULES MAXWELL • Burn
POTOCHKINE • Sortilèges
BLUTENGEL • Fountain of Destiny
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Electropop 18 (Super Deluxe Edition)
300 000VK • Peter Paradox
MARTIN L. GORE • The Third Chimpanzee E.P.
HA:PEOPLE.3.55 • El Dia de la Bestia, Part 2 : WAR!
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Electrostorm vol. 9
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP 2

 

Same genre: ELECTRO POP
SJOBLOM • Tape
NUOVO TESTAMENTO • New Earth
THE BURYING KIND • The Burying Kind ( EP )
ANTHONY JONES • Farewell To Flesh
J:DEAD • A Complicated Genocide
STURM CAFE • Fernes Land
J:DEAD • Feeding on me
TORTURETEKK • Nightfall
ERASURE • THE NEON
CAWATANA • In The Silver Light (7')

 

Same genre: ELECTRO WAVE
THE RORSCHACH GARDEN • Dangerous Isolation Site
PIG • Pain Is God
RUE OBERKAMPF • Negativraum
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP1
MASSIVE ATTACK • Massive Attack vs Mad Professor Part II | Mezzanine Remix Tapes
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA • Mesmeranto
CABARET VOLTAIRE • Chance Versus Causality
UMMAGMA • Compass (Leonard Skully Records)
STAATSEINDE • Dreiheit
SIGNAL AOUT 42 • Insurrection

Music reviews

08
09
DEZ MONA & B.O.X
LUCY
02
09
SJOBLOM
Tape
01
09
JIHAD
Retrospekt
23
08
LA SCALTRA
Cabaret
14
08
MATT HART
TALES OF TERRA & CHAOS RETOLD
02
08
IMPERATIVE REACTION
Mirror

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

25
09
Today, exactly 34 years ago The Klinik released 'Plague'!
22
09
Today it’s been exactly 29 years since Nine Inch Nails released Broken (EP)
12
09
Goth/Industrial Artist NUDA Brings Light To Mental Health Struggles With New Video
10
09
Industrial Metal Band DERISION CULT Drops Fifteenth Album, 'Charlatans Inc.'
04
09
40 years ago, Soft Cell's version of ‘Tainted Love’ reached the number one position in the British hit parade!
02
09
Czech Gothic Rock Band CATHEDRAL IN FLAMES Bring Darkness & Hope With New Album

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

07
09
CYBORG AMOK
An Interview With Post-Punk / Gothic Duo, CYBORG AMOK
04
08
THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE
For most of my life, I have behaved the way I thought they wanted me to behave. And this is a scam.
02
08
BLACK ANGEL
Interview With BLACK ANGEL
31
07
ERASURE
'I'm preparing tracks for our up and coming tour' - An exclusive Interview with Vince Clarke
06
06
THE LOST INTERVIEW WITH KELLEY DEAL ( THE BREEDERS )
Peek-a-Boo publishes the interview with Kelley Deal that seemed to get lost for a long period of time - since it was made in 2018...

PHOTOS

27
09
SCHILLER
Strandkorb Openair Bochum Kemnader See
25
09
LEBANON HANOVER
Les Nuits Botanique
25
09
SELOFAN
Les Nuits Botanique
25
09
ISOLATED YOUTH
Les Nuits Botanique
25
09
PORNO KARAOKE
Porta Nigra
25
09
NACHTMAHR
Porta Nigra
25
09
THE PSYCHIC FORCE
Porta Nigra

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

28
09
CRYSTAL SODA CREAM
Command Control
27
09
AGENT SIDE GRINDER
Mag 7
26
09
DULAC
Nocturne (Official Music Video)
25
09
3TEETH
Atrophy
24
09
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Hide
23
09
SIEBEN
Sell Your Future
22
09
THE KLINIK
Go Back