Advance - A Sign of Things To Come
EBM, Futurepop You better be in the mood to fucking dance before you even start listening to Advance's A Sign of Things to Come. This Scottish EBM/futurepop mastermind began his reign on AnalogueTrash in 2014 with the release of Deus Ex Machina establishing himself as an even more powerful sonic wizard than ever before. His music is electrifying, daring, and his lyrics go down a path of social commentary mixed with futuristic themes. 

The first three tracks are futurepop juggernauts all meant to be emotive dance tunes. Your heart will sway as much as your body will move and your mind will be frustrated by the inflammatory messages as much as your feet hit the floor. 'Calm Before the Storm' mixes futurepop, trance, and a solid, thumping EBM bassline. While most of 'The One' sticks with a calmer mix, the final minute of the track will have you going crazy on the dancefloor with wicked synth leads. 'Trying to Live' continues the catchy, bouncy hooks and rhythms that the previous two songs will have embedded in your mind. The fourth and last original song on the album 'Grey Dawn' is a slower track that mixes in clashing electronics and piano music. I would have preferred if the song had little to no bass, and if the synths were turned down some; I think it would have been much, much more powerful and passionate if a few tweaks were implemented.

Taking back the synths in favor for some bitcrushed sounding effects, Biomechanimal remixed 'Calm Before the Storm'. This track still sticks with the roots of the album and keeps it dance friendly. When I got around to the remix of 'Grey Dawn' by Nature Of Wires, I kind of laughed because this remix did everything that I wanted the original to do. It wasn't as loud as the original mix, kept it quite calm and silent, and the effect was astounding. 

The best part about this EP is knowing that Advance's next full length album is due out in 2017. Perhaps this is a teaser for what is to come, perhaps not. Either way, if Advance keeps up his songwriting skills and production values in manners as he has shown on this EP, then his next record should be a winner. 

A Sign of Things to Come won't be out until June 10th, but for now you can check out this preview and get a little wet over it:



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Brutal Resonance

Advance - A Sign of Things To Come

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2016 by AnalogueTrash
You better be in the mood to fucking dance before you even start listening to Advance's A Sign of Things to Come. This Scottish EBM/futurepop mastermind began his reign on AnalogueTrash in 2014 with the release of Deus Ex Machina establishing himself as an even more powerful sonic wizard than ever before. His music is electrifying, daring, and his lyrics go down a path of social commentary mixed with futuristic themes. 

The first three tracks are futurepop juggernauts all meant to be emotive dance tunes. Your heart will sway as much as your body will move and your mind will be frustrated by the inflammatory messages as much as your feet hit the floor. 'Calm Before the Storm' mixes futurepop, trance, and a solid, thumping EBM bassline. While most of 'The One' sticks with a calmer mix, the final minute of the track will have you going crazy on the dancefloor with wicked synth leads. 'Trying to Live' continues the catchy, bouncy hooks and rhythms that the previous two songs will have embedded in your mind. The fourth and last original song on the album 'Grey Dawn' is a slower track that mixes in clashing electronics and piano music. I would have preferred if the song had little to no bass, and if the synths were turned down some; I think it would have been much, much more powerful and passionate if a few tweaks were implemented.

Taking back the synths in favor for some bitcrushed sounding effects, Biomechanimal remixed 'Calm Before the Storm'. This track still sticks with the roots of the album and keeps it dance friendly. When I got around to the remix of 'Grey Dawn' by Nature Of Wires, I kind of laughed because this remix did everything that I wanted the original to do. It wasn't as loud as the original mix, kept it quite calm and silent, and the effect was astounding. 

The best part about this EP is knowing that Advance's next full length album is due out in 2017. Perhaps this is a teaser for what is to come, perhaps not. Either way, if Advance keeps up his songwriting skills and production values in manners as he has shown on this EP, then his next record should be a winner. 

A Sign of Things to Come won't be out until June 10th, but for now you can check out this preview and get a little wet over it:



Apr 21 2016

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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