Aesthetische - Nachtbrenner
Old School EBM, EBM Aesthetische is a new project from Fab Viscardi and Gui Pires, known from their dark-electro band Aghast View and Biopsy. Nachtbrenner is their newest EP after releasing debut album 'Powerswitch' last year. I have to admit that I didn't listen to the album, and I didn't know what to expect from this release. Remembering Aghast View as being a very dark, melody concentrated music, I was expecting pretty much similar thing here. (Un)Fortunatelly I was a bit off there...

Aesthetische is being marketed as an EBM project and for an EBM fanbase. While the second will work, I'm not sure that this is exactly what the band is giving us. What we get here is a very, VERY well produced dance music. I'd even go as far as saying it has more to do with the techno scene than our, "industrial" one. I'm definitely not saying it's bad, don't get me wrong, it sounds really good but it's music for your car, your fitness or spinning class and in my opinion it should be treated and approached as such.

This EP consists of 13 track of which 6 are remixes. Can't really say much about the remixers as I only know the names of Kant Kino or Junkista (only because of the bad press lately). When you're listening to this album you actually have to pay much attention, to realize which tracks are remixes, as they all sound quite similar in style and sound. In my opinion, that's one of the bad sides of this release. Then again, some might say it has its integrity, but for me if the tempo, sounds used don't change drastically for an hour, I tend to get bored. So, the tracks are very little varied. They all sound pretty much the same with few exceptions. "Undecided" features guest vocal appearance by Psy'Aviah, "Raise The Invisible" which has VERY AWESOME glitch/dubstep moment and "Transient States" which sound as if made by David Guetta... (GOOD melody driven dance tune!) The rest of the songs just passed while I was listening. 4x4 beat, dance tunes and pills that make you dance the whole night. This is what I'm getting from this album. On the other hand, this is a very good driving album. If you're going somewhere by your car, take the CD with you!

To sum it all up: the album is decent. It doesn't break any new boundaries. It's all been done before. It's well produced, has some interesting sounds and moments but it's definitely NOT and album of the year.
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Aesthetische - Nachtbrenner

6.5
"Alright"
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Electroracle
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Released 2013 by Alfa-Matrix
Aesthetische is a new project from Fab Viscardi and Gui Pires, known from their dark-electro band Aghast View and Biopsy. Nachtbrenner is their newest EP after releasing debut album 'Powerswitch' last year. I have to admit that I didn't listen to the album, and I didn't know what to expect from this release. Remembering Aghast View as being a very dark, melody concentrated music, I was expecting pretty much similar thing here. (Un)Fortunatelly I was a bit off there...

Aesthetische is being marketed as an EBM project and for an EBM fanbase. While the second will work, I'm not sure that this is exactly what the band is giving us. What we get here is a very, VERY well produced dance music. I'd even go as far as saying it has more to do with the techno scene than our, "industrial" one. I'm definitely not saying it's bad, don't get me wrong, it sounds really good but it's music for your car, your fitness or spinning class and in my opinion it should be treated and approached as such.

This EP consists of 13 track of which 6 are remixes. Can't really say much about the remixers as I only know the names of Kant Kino or Junkista (only because of the bad press lately). When you're listening to this album you actually have to pay much attention, to realize which tracks are remixes, as they all sound quite similar in style and sound. In my opinion, that's one of the bad sides of this release. Then again, some might say it has its integrity, but for me if the tempo, sounds used don't change drastically for an hour, I tend to get bored. So, the tracks are very little varied. They all sound pretty much the same with few exceptions. "Undecided" features guest vocal appearance by Psy'Aviah, "Raise The Invisible" which has VERY AWESOME glitch/dubstep moment and "Transient States" which sound as if made by David Guetta... (GOOD melody driven dance tune!) The rest of the songs just passed while I was listening. 4x4 beat, dance tunes and pills that make you dance the whole night. This is what I'm getting from this album. On the other hand, this is a very good driving album. If you're going somewhere by your car, take the CD with you!

To sum it all up: the album is decent. It doesn't break any new boundaries. It's all been done before. It's well produced, has some interesting sounds and moments but it's definitely NOT and album of the year. Apr 08 2013

Wojciech Król

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