A.T Mödell - Noise Therapy
EBM, Electro-Industrial Spanish A.T. Modell show they have some potential with their debut album 'Noise Therapy', but it needs work, lots of work.

Musically it could remind me of early Front 242 or even sometimes De Myer's old side project C-Tec, but all in a dirty, noisy and scratchy state. Like Jean-Luc was raped by Atari Teenage Riot.

But like I said in the beginning, there's some work that needs to be done. The overall quality of sound needs some serious improvement. The sound is canny and has quite the demo feel to it. I'm not saying the noise nor the scratchy feel to it should be removed, but I want the base to feel like it's going outwards and not inwards. I want explosion, not implosion.

The vocals sometimes border on terrible, but I'm not sure yet if I that is a problem. It gives the raw feeling I think A.T Modell is trying to give you, as a listener. Some improvement would be welcome though.

All the criticism aside, there are things in here that are great. Some sounds, melodies and rhythms are just amazing. You are given variety without being confusing and some tracks are truly worth your attention. "That Was", "The bloody flesh and bone fish", "Hunting Friends" and "In my time of need" are great examples, showing you the variety and strength of the band.

The release is under Creative Commons NC-BY-SA, and is available at their Facebook page among other places, I think you should give it a try, because I will surely remember their name and follow them in times to come.
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A.T Mödell - Noise Therapy

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2011
Spanish A.T. Modell show they have some potential with their debut album 'Noise Therapy', but it needs work, lots of work.

Musically it could remind me of early Front 242 or even sometimes De Myer's old side project C-Tec, but all in a dirty, noisy and scratchy state. Like Jean-Luc was raped by Atari Teenage Riot.

But like I said in the beginning, there's some work that needs to be done. The overall quality of sound needs some serious improvement. The sound is canny and has quite the demo feel to it. I'm not saying the noise nor the scratchy feel to it should be removed, but I want the base to feel like it's going outwards and not inwards. I want explosion, not implosion.

The vocals sometimes border on terrible, but I'm not sure yet if I that is a problem. It gives the raw feeling I think A.T Modell is trying to give you, as a listener. Some improvement would be welcome though.

All the criticism aside, there are things in here that are great. Some sounds, melodies and rhythms are just amazing. You are given variety without being confusing and some tracks are truly worth your attention. "That Was", "The bloody flesh and bone fish", "Hunting Friends" and "In my time of need" are great examples, showing you the variety and strength of the band.

The release is under Creative Commons NC-BY-SA, and is available at their Facebook page among other places, I think you should give it a try, because I will surely remember their name and follow them in times to come.
Mar 07 2012

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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