Cervello Elettronico - Anima Meccanica
Techno, Tribal This is my pick for album of the month for October. Lets see if my colleague reviewers agree on this one, but 'Anima Meccanica' is an excellent album. Cervello Elettronico has been around for some time now, releasing material on Crunch Pod and Rustblade. he now teams up with Hands Productions to deliver his new album.

'Anima Meccanica' delivers a very progressive form of industrial. No retard aggrotech or electro-industrial here, but dark atmospheric sounds and rhythms. The music is somewhere between dark minimal techno and IDM and is filled with sounds and effects which keep flowing over the beats. Cervello Elettronico keeps it more relaxed then most other releases on Hands, but his dark form of techno-industrial is fascinating and very original.

It sounds like Roger Rotor but with more variation and less distortion. It also has a similarity with the current industrial techno scene from artists like Perc or Hidden Rooms. And added to that its also based in more dub techno forms not unlike Basic Channel. My favorite tracks on this album would be "Vertebrae" with its Kraftwerk gone industrial sounds, "She's Got Damage" with a clear techno patters with noisy elements and Animalism with its atmospheric IDM works. I also very much like "People Are Still People". I do not know if this is a hint on the Depeche Mode song, but its an Techno/EBM hybrid not unlike the stuff Gesaffelstein and Radical-G are making.

The fact that this is a classic album is also in the fact i can listen to the whole work, without skipping songs. Every track has good solid ideas which sound interesting and invites you to keep listening. Something not much albums have.

'Anima Meccanica' is a very good and promising new route in industrial music. A crisp production, much variation in beats and rhythms and interesting ideas. Its a very good album to listen to at home. Some songs might also do nice on the dancefloor, though it might be a bit to cerebral for the club crowd. But i am going to try that nonetheless, because good music needs to be heard. And if progressive industrial rooted into dark minimal and techno is what makes your heart tick, this album is a must have.
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Cervello Elettronico - Anima Meccanica

This is my pick for album of the month for October. Lets see if my colleague reviewers agree on this one, but 'Anima Meccanica' is an excellent album. Cervello Elettronico has been around for some time now, releasing material on Crunch Pod and Rustblade. he now teams up with Hands Productions to deliver his new album.

'Anima Meccanica' delivers a very progressive form of industrial. No retard aggrotech or electro-industrial here, but dark atmospheric sounds and rhythms. The music is somewhere between dark minimal techno and IDM and is filled with sounds and effects which keep flowing over the beats. Cervello Elettronico keeps it more relaxed then most other releases on Hands, but his dark form of techno-industrial is fascinating and very original.

It sounds like Roger Rotor but with more variation and less distortion. It also has a similarity with the current industrial techno scene from artists like Perc or Hidden Rooms. And added to that its also based in more dub techno forms not unlike Basic Channel. My favorite tracks on this album would be "Vertebrae" with its Kraftwerk gone industrial sounds, "She's Got Damage" with a clear techno patters with noisy elements and Animalism with its atmospheric IDM works. I also very much like "People Are Still People". I do not know if this is a hint on the Depeche Mode song, but its an Techno/EBM hybrid not unlike the stuff Gesaffelstein and Radical-G are making.

The fact that this is a classic album is also in the fact i can listen to the whole work, without skipping songs. Every track has good solid ideas which sound interesting and invites you to keep listening. Something not much albums have.

'Anima Meccanica' is a very good and promising new route in industrial music. A crisp production, much variation in beats and rhythms and interesting ideas. Its a very good album to listen to at home. Some songs might also do nice on the dancefloor, though it might be a bit to cerebral for the club crowd. But i am going to try that nonetheless, because good music needs to be heard. And if progressive industrial rooted into dark minimal and techno is what makes your heart tick, this album is a must have. Oct 20 2013

Pieter Winkelaar

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