[de:ad:cibel] - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Electro-Industrial, EBM This is a Limited Edition remix EP consisting of 250 copies in 'Enhanced CD' digipak format from "The German Bass Machine". Its 9 tracks include remixes of the title track by Plastic Noise Experience, amGod and Notstandskomitee. Also containing two versions of "Rain of Gold", plus the "Beat Plastique" track. This enhanced CD is completed by 'The Self-fulfilling Prophecy" video.

So the question is will I be sufficiently influenced, either through fear or logical confusion, so my reactions ultimately fulfill the once-false belief; i.e. "The Self-fulfilling Prophecy'?

The opening title track lives up to expectations and exceeds. Their bass sound fits perfectly with the deep bass like vocals. A good beat, and good lyrics. This ticks all the boxes for me, and they achieve that punchy unique sound to which they profess to have. They achieve a melodic sound while at the same time making it somewhat brutal and aggressive. To me this is clever and no mean feat.

The second original track 'Rain of Gold', again shows a great mix of bass, but with a slower and softer touch. Still great music too listen to. The band still manage to retain the punchy and brutal sound even when producing a softer track. The bands own 'Synthetic Raincoat Mix', of the track, I found a little disappointing compared to the original. I missed that melodic punch and aggression.

The third track from [de:ad:cibel], excluding the remixes is 'Beat Plastique Tour Ordinaire Mix', a dance beat from the start. Again the same format but with some good samples. I say the same format but they still manage to make each track very different. This track has really grown on me and after several plays I really rate it highly. I think I required this multiplay of it, as it so different from the other two tracks I have just mentioned.

This EP also includes in my opinion 4 good remixes of the title track ' Self-fulfilling Prophecy', my preference being the more dancefloor filling EBM sound of the "Plastic Noise Experience" Remix. amGod's 'From Heaven to Hell Remix', with its more industrial sound also complements the track excellently, as does the 'Bassmachine Mix' by Notstandskomitee.

Conclusion:
So to answer my question, yes I was sufficiently influenced by this EP. I like the [de:ad:cibel] sound and think they can legitimately be known as the "German Bass Machine". The EP also has enough variation among the tracks and remixes also to keep me happy. To put 9 tracks on a CD and have only one I don't really care for is good in my book.
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[de:ad:cibel] - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Echozone
This is a Limited Edition remix EP consisting of 250 copies in 'Enhanced CD' digipak format from "The German Bass Machine". Its 9 tracks include remixes of the title track by Plastic Noise Experience, amGod and Notstandskomitee. Also containing two versions of "Rain of Gold", plus the "Beat Plastique" track. This enhanced CD is completed by 'The Self-fulfilling Prophecy" video.

So the question is will I be sufficiently influenced, either through fear or logical confusion, so my reactions ultimately fulfill the once-false belief; i.e. "The Self-fulfilling Prophecy'?

The opening title track lives up to expectations and exceeds. Their bass sound fits perfectly with the deep bass like vocals. A good beat, and good lyrics. This ticks all the boxes for me, and they achieve that punchy unique sound to which they profess to have. They achieve a melodic sound while at the same time making it somewhat brutal and aggressive. To me this is clever and no mean feat.

The second original track 'Rain of Gold', again shows a great mix of bass, but with a slower and softer touch. Still great music too listen to. The band still manage to retain the punchy and brutal sound even when producing a softer track. The bands own 'Synthetic Raincoat Mix', of the track, I found a little disappointing compared to the original. I missed that melodic punch and aggression.

The third track from [de:ad:cibel], excluding the remixes is 'Beat Plastique Tour Ordinaire Mix', a dance beat from the start. Again the same format but with some good samples. I say the same format but they still manage to make each track very different. This track has really grown on me and after several plays I really rate it highly. I think I required this multiplay of it, as it so different from the other two tracks I have just mentioned.

This EP also includes in my opinion 4 good remixes of the title track ' Self-fulfilling Prophecy', my preference being the more dancefloor filling EBM sound of the "Plastic Noise Experience" Remix. amGod's 'From Heaven to Hell Remix', with its more industrial sound also complements the track excellently, as does the 'Bassmachine Mix' by Notstandskomitee.

Conclusion:
So to answer my question, yes I was sufficiently influenced by this EP. I like the [de:ad:cibel] sound and think they can legitimately be known as the "German Bass Machine". The EP also has enough variation among the tracks and remixes also to keep me happy. To put 9 tracks on a CD and have only one I don't really care for is good in my book.
Apr 23 2012

Danya Malashenkov

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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