Aesthetic Perfection - Ebb and Flow
EBM, Electro-Industrial For the past year and a half Daniel Graves has slowly been letting out a trickle of singles under his current industrial pop era. 'LAX', 'Love Like Lies', and 'Rhythm + Control' have all made several fans very happy. Graves' newfound focus on pop oriented vocals with flowing electro bits with a flush for the dance floor have made more than one person dance their night away. His newest single 'Ebb and Flow' continues the trend with the night club in mind. 

'Ebb and Flow' appears to take minor influence from EBM but avoids the rougher, stompy bits of it all. It's still an electro track through and through in the vein of his more recent singles as Graves and the Aesthetic Perfection name continue to rewrite themselves. 'Ebb and Flow' is also where Daniel Graves sounds the best so far vocally; with each single Graves seems to be perfecting himself more and more. 

What I also found a little shocking is that there is a remix from a project called Miggiddo on the album as well. This project is the solo work of Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh. However, you are not going to find any metal influences within the remix presented on this single; it's a straight up dance song through and through - even more so then the original mix. It turned out pretty good altogether which is expected from a man whose been in the music business since 1998. Kudos to him from switching from one extreme to another in such a good manner. 

The final song on the album is a darker version of NSYNC's classic song 'Bye Bye Bye' featuring New Years' Day guitarist Nikki Misery. While I have never been a fan of NSYNC, this song does the original justice and then some. I sure as hell find it better than the original, but I still get a bitter feeling knowing it came from NSYNC. Nonetheless, I give praise to Graves for making me hate to love the song. 

And there's another well done single from Aesthetic Perfection. It's ready to make you dance, contains a killer remix, and also has a good cover of a song I can't stand. The attention to detail is, as always, spot on and the production on it is very well off. Check this one out and if you haven't listened to the previous singles do yourself a favor and do so. 


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Aesthetic Perfection - Ebb and Flow

For the past year and a half Daniel Graves has slowly been letting out a trickle of singles under his current industrial pop era. 'LAX', 'Love Like Lies', and 'Rhythm + Control' have all made several fans very happy. Graves' newfound focus on pop oriented vocals with flowing electro bits with a flush for the dance floor have made more than one person dance their night away. His newest single 'Ebb and Flow' continues the trend with the night club in mind. 

'Ebb and Flow' appears to take minor influence from EBM but avoids the rougher, stompy bits of it all. It's still an electro track through and through in the vein of his more recent singles as Graves and the Aesthetic Perfection name continue to rewrite themselves. 'Ebb and Flow' is also where Daniel Graves sounds the best so far vocally; with each single Graves seems to be perfecting himself more and more. 

What I also found a little shocking is that there is a remix from a project called Miggiddo on the album as well. This project is the solo work of Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh. However, you are not going to find any metal influences within the remix presented on this single; it's a straight up dance song through and through - even more so then the original mix. It turned out pretty good altogether which is expected from a man whose been in the music business since 1998. Kudos to him from switching from one extreme to another in such a good manner. 

The final song on the album is a darker version of NSYNC's classic song 'Bye Bye Bye' featuring New Years' Day guitarist Nikki Misery. While I have never been a fan of NSYNC, this song does the original justice and then some. I sure as hell find it better than the original, but I still get a bitter feeling knowing it came from NSYNC. Nonetheless, I give praise to Graves for making me hate to love the song. 

And there's another well done single from Aesthetic Perfection. It's ready to make you dance, contains a killer remix, and also has a good cover of a song I can't stand. The attention to detail is, as always, spot on and the production on it is very well off. Check this one out and if you haven't listened to the previous singles do yourself a favor and do so. 


Feb 05 2018

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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