Digital Deformation - Digital Deformation
EBM, Industrial Digital Deformation is Matt Powell from UK. UK means that probably you can expect heavy beats & trance leads. While researching this project in the beginning I stumbled upon their Soundcloud page. While listening to some of the sounds that are uploaded there I was like: "hey this is pretty cool fidget-house" (you know? the weird cut-up mashups with the French-electro influence)?! This made me check their release with the same title as the name.

The 6-track EP 'Digital Deformation' let me down unfortunately. Here I was expecting an interesting, complicated, dancefloor songs but what I got was another bassdrum ontop "tranceleady" screaming vocals band? Faderhead, XP8. This is how Digital Deformation sounds like. It's hard for me to write anything about this, as to be honest it's definitely NOT my type of music therefore this review will be much subjective.

The very first track brings pretty much everything that this type of music is all about. Powerfull bassdrum, synthesized vocal samples, screaming vocals lots of Vanguard/Virus like saw synths and tempo of around 140BPM. Instant club hit. I mean it. There's no compromises here? "Sanctuary for my body, sanctuary for myself" is definitely NOT this song? The later tracks don't slow down. "Forget Me" brings a bit more variations to the vocals. For a moment at least. The chorus is still shouted: "Destroy Me, Just Hate Me, But please just don't fucking forget me" .. ALRIGHT! I thought.

Iä'll write about two more songs here. "Occupy" which brings something new to this EP. It's a bit slower in tempo yet still very dynamic. It also introduces gabber/digital-hardocore-like drumloops. And actually they sounds really good here. This song has no vocals, instead there are some TV samples here and there. I like this song actually. The last song I'll write about is the last one on the EP - a remix by Axial. Being the last song it finally gives us some time to sit down and catch a breath. It's very atmospheric yet quite noisy. Also a pretty decent track here.

So musically it's all about the beat. Most the time. But it doesn't mean it's bad. It actually SOUNDS pretty good. The sounds used are very clear and well produced. Actually this is also a good side of this EP - the production values. It just sounds good. At least on my headphones it does?

The EP is available as a digital-download as well as a Limited Edition CD! You can order it from the bands bandcamp.
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Digital Deformation - Digital Deformation

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Static Distortion
Digital Deformation is Matt Powell from UK. UK means that probably you can expect heavy beats & trance leads. While researching this project in the beginning I stumbled upon their Soundcloud page. While listening to some of the sounds that are uploaded there I was like: "hey this is pretty cool fidget-house" (you know? the weird cut-up mashups with the French-electro influence)?! This made me check their release with the same title as the name.

The 6-track EP 'Digital Deformation' let me down unfortunately. Here I was expecting an interesting, complicated, dancefloor songs but what I got was another bassdrum ontop "tranceleady" screaming vocals band? Faderhead, XP8. This is how Digital Deformation sounds like. It's hard for me to write anything about this, as to be honest it's definitely NOT my type of music therefore this review will be much subjective.

The very first track brings pretty much everything that this type of music is all about. Powerfull bassdrum, synthesized vocal samples, screaming vocals lots of Vanguard/Virus like saw synths and tempo of around 140BPM. Instant club hit. I mean it. There's no compromises here? "Sanctuary for my body, sanctuary for myself" is definitely NOT this song? The later tracks don't slow down. "Forget Me" brings a bit more variations to the vocals. For a moment at least. The chorus is still shouted: "Destroy Me, Just Hate Me, But please just don't fucking forget me" .. ALRIGHT! I thought.

Iä'll write about two more songs here. "Occupy" which brings something new to this EP. It's a bit slower in tempo yet still very dynamic. It also introduces gabber/digital-hardocore-like drumloops. And actually they sounds really good here. This song has no vocals, instead there are some TV samples here and there. I like this song actually. The last song I'll write about is the last one on the EP - a remix by Axial. Being the last song it finally gives us some time to sit down and catch a breath. It's very atmospheric yet quite noisy. Also a pretty decent track here.

So musically it's all about the beat. Most the time. But it doesn't mean it's bad. It actually SOUNDS pretty good. The sounds used are very clear and well produced. Actually this is also a good side of this EP - the production values. It just sounds good. At least on my headphones it does?

The EP is available as a digital-download as well as a Limited Edition CD! You can order it from the bands bandcamp. Feb 11 2013

Wojciech Król

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