Artcore Machine - Polybius
Dark Ambient, Electro I always get suspicious when I see names like Artcore Machine. Often the name tells more about the artist than you might think. And Artcore Machine tells me we have a pretentious artist here that tries to be a bit more than it is. Now, please keep in mind I haven't listened to is yet. So let's get down to business. I spent two hours lying on the floor in my apartment listening to these tracks trying to get myself an opinion. And I think I finally did.

It starts very good; the first track is spot on. Building up my expectations to a level where I almost feel exited for real. I mean, it all starts with some promising dark ambient influenced digital futuristic noise parts and kind of accelerates into, not a crescendo but something. It kind of evolves and grows bigger and I get the nice fuzzy feeling inside when I think someone has actually made something I like for real. Then the second track starts which is...

WHY?! Oh WHY have you done this to me? I'm sorry but "Morphina" is not a good song. And like this it continues. One nice track and then one which is not. I have a feeling Artcore Machine has not yet made up their mind on what to do. For me, the choice would be simple. Go noise inspired, use electro elements as you do already, but quit fiddling around with the electro-pop or whatever it's called. Or, go electro-pop and leave the noise elements out of it.

Or maybe it's me who hasn't understood the art in the name. Maybe it's like art-rock. You have to be a special kind of guy to listen to it. I think I have miss-understood the concept of Artcore Machine. It's maybe to be viewed as a piece of art, not like a piece of music in the sense I'm used to listen to.

However, songs like "Zehn", "I", "Xterm" and "Splint" saves a lot of this album. And to be honest, the only song I think I will listen to again is "Instant Sospendu" because it's so totally different from all the other songs. Check that one out at least!
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Artcore Machine - Polybius

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2010 by Xonar
I always get suspicious when I see names like Artcore Machine. Often the name tells more about the artist than you might think. And Artcore Machine tells me we have a pretentious artist here that tries to be a bit more than it is. Now, please keep in mind I haven't listened to is yet. So let's get down to business. I spent two hours lying on the floor in my apartment listening to these tracks trying to get myself an opinion. And I think I finally did.

It starts very good; the first track is spot on. Building up my expectations to a level where I almost feel exited for real. I mean, it all starts with some promising dark ambient influenced digital futuristic noise parts and kind of accelerates into, not a crescendo but something. It kind of evolves and grows bigger and I get the nice fuzzy feeling inside when I think someone has actually made something I like for real. Then the second track starts which is...

WHY?! Oh WHY have you done this to me? I'm sorry but "Morphina" is not a good song. And like this it continues. One nice track and then one which is not. I have a feeling Artcore Machine has not yet made up their mind on what to do. For me, the choice would be simple. Go noise inspired, use electro elements as you do already, but quit fiddling around with the electro-pop or whatever it's called. Or, go electro-pop and leave the noise elements out of it.

Or maybe it's me who hasn't understood the art in the name. Maybe it's like art-rock. You have to be a special kind of guy to listen to it. I think I have miss-understood the concept of Artcore Machine. It's maybe to be viewed as a piece of art, not like a piece of music in the sense I'm used to listen to.

However, songs like "Zehn", "I", "Xterm" and "Splint" saves a lot of this album. And to be honest, the only song I think I will listen to again is "Instant Sospendu" because it's so totally different from all the other songs. Check that one out at least!
Feb 17 2011

John Wikström

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