Aesthetische - Powerswitch
Old School EBM, EBM Alfa-Matrix is going to have a rough month with me. Last review I did was with the Kant Kino EP-release and I was far from impressed... and it's not looking much better for Alfa-Matrix latest old school release 'Aesthetische - Powerswitch'. If you have not heard about Aesthetische before, perhaps Aghast View will tickle your brain cells? Aesthetische is simply Fab Viscardi and Gui Pires teamed up once again.

Alright, let's dive in, shall we? First impression, Naked girl, tits out and with gasmask, not very original is it? I still have hopes that the music and vocals are more original...

... and there it's gone.

What Aesthetische does well in most cases are the beats and melodies. You have a nice thump in first track "Brennbar!", you got some nice melodies in "Less But More" and in... wait a minute... the third track is called "Stupid People Fuck Off", seriously? And I do not quite get it, do stupid people fuck off (that's good, right?), or is it supposed to be a comma in there somewhere? Luckily enough, good thump in "Korrupticide", "Tripoli" and a few other tracks.

I know the general opinion about the old school genre's vocals is similar to the old punk rock standard, "everyone can do it". No. No! NO! Bad vocals is always bad vocals. This release have also caught the trend of hiding the vocals behind the music, not sure if it's an accident, bad decision or they are simply trying to hide it for real. Let them be hard, harsh, loud and in your face.

Best track on the album is the hard hitting "Everything is OK" close followed by the [2012ATTSCHRLD] version of "Automation" where the second one is actually an Aghast View track originally released on the 'Burned Beyond Recognition' album, so I'm not sure that really counts.

With such an extensive amount of experience, I expect, and demand, better.


You can read the Kant Kino review here: http://brutalresonance.com/viewreview.php?id=1825
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Brutal Resonance

Aesthetische - Powerswitch

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Alfa-Matrix
Alfa-Matrix is going to have a rough month with me. Last review I did was with the Kant Kino EP-release and I was far from impressed... and it's not looking much better for Alfa-Matrix latest old school release 'Aesthetische - Powerswitch'. If you have not heard about Aesthetische before, perhaps Aghast View will tickle your brain cells? Aesthetische is simply Fab Viscardi and Gui Pires teamed up once again.

Alright, let's dive in, shall we? First impression, Naked girl, tits out and with gasmask, not very original is it? I still have hopes that the music and vocals are more original...

... and there it's gone.

What Aesthetische does well in most cases are the beats and melodies. You have a nice thump in first track "Brennbar!", you got some nice melodies in "Less But More" and in... wait a minute... the third track is called "Stupid People Fuck Off", seriously? And I do not quite get it, do stupid people fuck off (that's good, right?), or is it supposed to be a comma in there somewhere? Luckily enough, good thump in "Korrupticide", "Tripoli" and a few other tracks.

I know the general opinion about the old school genre's vocals is similar to the old punk rock standard, "everyone can do it". No. No! NO! Bad vocals is always bad vocals. This release have also caught the trend of hiding the vocals behind the music, not sure if it's an accident, bad decision or they are simply trying to hide it for real. Let them be hard, harsh, loud and in your face.

Best track on the album is the hard hitting "Everything is OK" close followed by the [2012ATTSCHRLD] version of "Automation" where the second one is actually an Aghast View track originally released on the 'Burned Beyond Recognition' album, so I'm not sure that really counts.

With such an extensive amount of experience, I expect, and demand, better.


You can read the Kant Kino review here: http://brutalresonance.com/viewreview.php?id=1825 Sep 14 2012

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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