Broken Arrows - So Few Truths
EBM, Minimal Broken Arrows is a very lovely, retro sounding duo consisting of London's Bill Ambrose and Spruxx. It is immediately known that they have a deep love for technology through sheer sound alone, as the enthusiasm that echoes out of their music is quite inspiring. Minimal retro sounding synths, EBM rhythms, and electronic bleeps and bloops take the center stage in their debut EP, So Few Truths.

Now, while I am going to be cutting back on reviewing shorter EPs and even singles in favor of full length releases, there is just something about an artist putting out twenty two minutes worth of material within four songs, wherein some artists can't even make a decent sounding three minute song with all the talent they supposedly have. Although that is a subject I do catch myself talking of quite often. Perhaps it's about time I stopped bitching about it. Oh well.

In any case, the title track of the album is the first to come, and hits us off with exactly what both their promoters promised and what the duo wants to put out; minimal backed EBM beats with a sort of retro-synth feel to it all. A bit of a faster paced rhythm comes along with a clash every few seconds, but it works well. The vocals within the song are digitally touched, a bit of an electronic echo to'em, and they fit very, very well within the song.

Much more synth heavy, Release The Pressure comes along as the second A-side track, and gave me a new side of Broken Arrows. The B-side tracks start off with Wolf of Balcorne Street, which gives off more moving and pulsating synths rather than long winded and atmospheric ones. Lastly, the title track of the album gets the remix treatment from Drvg Cvltvre, who keeps the same horror feel to the track, but just makes it more noisy.

It only makes sense that Broken Arrows would appear on Giallo Disco Records, as they are the go-to label when it comes to gloomy love songs that beckon back to an age of film that has been passed and sent on its way. However, with musicians like this that are dedicated to keeping the spirit of the film industry, there's no saying if the trend will ever die.

Go take a listen to these guys, and don't pass up on picking up a physical copy if you're interested. These things go fast.
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Brutal Resonance

Broken Arrows - So Few Truths

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Giallo Disco Records
Broken Arrows is a very lovely, retro sounding duo consisting of London's Bill Ambrose and Spruxx. It is immediately known that they have a deep love for technology through sheer sound alone, as the enthusiasm that echoes out of their music is quite inspiring. Minimal retro sounding synths, EBM rhythms, and electronic bleeps and bloops take the center stage in their debut EP, So Few Truths.

Now, while I am going to be cutting back on reviewing shorter EPs and even singles in favor of full length releases, there is just something about an artist putting out twenty two minutes worth of material within four songs, wherein some artists can't even make a decent sounding three minute song with all the talent they supposedly have. Although that is a subject I do catch myself talking of quite often. Perhaps it's about time I stopped bitching about it. Oh well.

In any case, the title track of the album is the first to come, and hits us off with exactly what both their promoters promised and what the duo wants to put out; minimal backed EBM beats with a sort of retro-synth feel to it all. A bit of a faster paced rhythm comes along with a clash every few seconds, but it works well. The vocals within the song are digitally touched, a bit of an electronic echo to'em, and they fit very, very well within the song.

Much more synth heavy, Release The Pressure comes along as the second A-side track, and gave me a new side of Broken Arrows. The B-side tracks start off with Wolf of Balcorne Street, which gives off more moving and pulsating synths rather than long winded and atmospheric ones. Lastly, the title track of the album gets the remix treatment from Drvg Cvltvre, who keeps the same horror feel to the track, but just makes it more noisy.

It only makes sense that Broken Arrows would appear on Giallo Disco Records, as they are the go-to label when it comes to gloomy love songs that beckon back to an age of film that has been passed and sent on its way. However, with musicians like this that are dedicated to keeping the spirit of the film industry, there's no saying if the trend will ever die.

Go take a listen to these guys, and don't pass up on picking up a physical copy if you're interested. These things go fast. Mar 27 2015

Steven Gullotta

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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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