2nd face - 1st Of His Name
Industrial German based producer Vincent Uhlig ([Thorn:Skull]) announced his side project 2nd face quite a bit ago, but it's now that we're seeing the fruits of his labor. Describing himself as modern industrial, "1st Of His Name" is the debut EP from his second project, and consists of three songs and a club edit of the title track. 

Anyway, the title track of the album kicks off first and the vocals have a very dragged out flair to them; I wouldn't be shocked if Uhlig looked to witch house projects for inspiration on how he's done his vocals. As far as the music goes, you can still feel an overlap from his main project, [Thorn:Skull], but it still consists of its own sound in itself. It sounds much more tribal with some ritualistic like choral effects playing in the background, and persussion instruments sounding off; I think the beat and the vocals do need to come together more, but, so far, I'm liking what I'm hearing. 

'Prophecy' comes off a tad bit harsher, with driving metallic sounds posted throughout, but the general theme of grand spiritualism spits out. 'Running' comes off much more electronic than the previous two entries, having a steady beat with a somewhat crunchy line to it, and synth work that is blissful. I wasn't too impressed with the club edit of '1st Of His Name', as it really didn't do all too much to make itself different from the original track, which made it feel tacky. 

But, anyway, Uhlig does know what he's doing in terms of creating music, but with this side project he has a few boundaries to overcome. I'd like to see the vocals work more with the music rather than both doing their own thing; they go together, but I want to see them work together cohesively. Either way, whether you choose to listen to this project or his main project, you can't really go wrong. Check it out and see what you think of it for yourself. 
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2nd face - 1st Of His Name

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"Alright"
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Electroracle
Released off label 2015
German based producer Vincent Uhlig ([Thorn:Skull]) announced his side project 2nd face quite a bit ago, but it's now that we're seeing the fruits of his labor. Describing himself as modern industrial, "1st Of His Name" is the debut EP from his second project, and consists of three songs and a club edit of the title track. 

Anyway, the title track of the album kicks off first and the vocals have a very dragged out flair to them; I wouldn't be shocked if Uhlig looked to witch house projects for inspiration on how he's done his vocals. As far as the music goes, you can still feel an overlap from his main project, [Thorn:Skull], but it still consists of its own sound in itself. It sounds much more tribal with some ritualistic like choral effects playing in the background, and persussion instruments sounding off; I think the beat and the vocals do need to come together more, but, so far, I'm liking what I'm hearing. 

'Prophecy' comes off a tad bit harsher, with driving metallic sounds posted throughout, but the general theme of grand spiritualism spits out. 'Running' comes off much more electronic than the previous two entries, having a steady beat with a somewhat crunchy line to it, and synth work that is blissful. I wasn't too impressed with the club edit of '1st Of His Name', as it really didn't do all too much to make itself different from the original track, which made it feel tacky. 

But, anyway, Uhlig does know what he's doing in terms of creating music, but with this side project he has a few boundaries to overcome. I'd like to see the vocals work more with the music rather than both doing their own thing; they go together, but I want to see them work together cohesively. Either way, whether you choose to listen to this project or his main project, you can't really go wrong. Check it out and see what you think of it for yourself. 
May 08 2015

Off label

Official relesae released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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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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