You know, some would think that punk mixed with upbeat electronic and industrial rhythms would see failure almost automatically; genre-crossing is something of a hard bend to come around. When you attempt it, you need to appeal to both electronic fans and punk fans, and some of those fans ten to be very strict and harsh when it comes to new sounds and ideas. However, Syd.31 has been doing a fine job presenting themselves to both audiences in wave of their newer sounds and ideas.

Shouting from atop the hallowed ground of Tenerife to craft the band's latest single, Disorder, lead singer Dr Magic describes the experience as one that will never be forgotten. "Singing in an oxygen deprived place, all by myself with no phone signal or anyone around nearly killed me. I kept blacking out when screaming and it hurt like hell. But if I don't feel like I'm dying when doing music, how can I sing about other people's struggles?"

What some would regard as a stupid thing to do, he has seen both art and a joyous challenge to overcome. And that challenge has certainly been taken over, silencing all thoughts of negativity and any type of controversial feedback. When last I spoke of Syd.31, I stated (of their album Start A War), "...with a nice tightening on technical elements and a more balanced ratio, I think these guys will do just nicely."

Through their own self will, they managed to really strike a blow in that category, pushing out a well done and cohesive track that follows suit. Not only did they managed to have Grendel come along and co-produce the album, but it was mastered at the X-Fusion Studio of Noisuf-X. Such careful choice in who to work with led to a very lovely product.

However, they also went above and beyond choosing the remixers of this single, allowing Advance, Needle Factory, Petrol Bastard, and Dirty K to work on their track. "I only work with people who share my views on chaos and questioning everything. These guys fit in perfectly."

Disorder is the lead single from their next EP Drowning In Air, and while I won't sit here and say that it's going to be the hottest EP to drop in 2015, I can express some eagerness towards it. If Disorder is anything to show from Drowning In Air, I can only imagine that the whole release will sound better than what they've done in the past.

Syd.31 started a war in 2014 with politically charged, riotous lyrics, and I don't think they'll be ending it any time shortly. Keep it going, keep it punk, keep it electronic.

You can check out more on the band here:
https://www.facebook.com/Syd31/info

And order Disorder here:
http://trashdigital.co.uk/album/disorder-at0017
Blacked Out Chaos
April 23, 2015
Brutal Resonance

Blacked Out Chaos

You know, some would think that punk mixed with upbeat electronic and industrial rhythms would see failure almost automatically; genre-crossing is something of a hard bend to come around. When you attempt it, you need to appeal to both electronic fans and punk fans, and some of those fans ten to be very strict and harsh when it comes to new sounds and ideas. However, Syd.31 has been doing a fine job presenting themselves to both audiences in wave of their newer sounds and ideas.

Shouting from atop the hallowed ground of Tenerife to craft the band's latest single, Disorder, lead singer Dr Magic describes the experience as one that will never be forgotten. "Singing in an oxygen deprived place, all by myself with no phone signal or anyone around nearly killed me. I kept blacking out when screaming and it hurt like hell. But if I don't feel like I'm dying when doing music, how can I sing about other people's struggles?"

What some would regard as a stupid thing to do, he has seen both art and a joyous challenge to overcome. And that challenge has certainly been taken over, silencing all thoughts of negativity and any type of controversial feedback. When last I spoke of Syd.31, I stated (of their album Start A War), "...with a nice tightening on technical elements and a more balanced ratio, I think these guys will do just nicely."

Through their own self will, they managed to really strike a blow in that category, pushing out a well done and cohesive track that follows suit. Not only did they managed to have Grendel come along and co-produce the album, but it was mastered at the X-Fusion Studio of Noisuf-X. Such careful choice in who to work with led to a very lovely product.

However, they also went above and beyond choosing the remixers of this single, allowing Advance, Needle Factory, Petrol Bastard, and Dirty K to work on their track. "I only work with people who share my views on chaos and questioning everything. These guys fit in perfectly."

Disorder is the lead single from their next EP Drowning In Air, and while I won't sit here and say that it's going to be the hottest EP to drop in 2015, I can express some eagerness towards it. If Disorder is anything to show from Drowning In Air, I can only imagine that the whole release will sound better than what they've done in the past.

Syd.31 started a war in 2014 with politically charged, riotous lyrics, and I don't think they'll be ending it any time shortly. Keep it going, keep it punk, keep it electronic.

You can check out more on the band here:
https://www.facebook.com/Syd31/info

And order Disorder here:
http://trashdigital.co.uk/album/disorder-at0017
Apr 23 2015

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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