DKMD - Sacrificio
Goth, Italo Disco David Kristian has paired with Marie Davidson to bring forth the disco flavored sounds of DKMD. As a homage to giallo films, the Italian sub genre of mystery and thriller fiction, DKMD is a throwback to film to many different movies within the category. Sporting their debut EP, Sacrificio, you won't get much better than this glorious tribute to films of a past era. And they even found a perfect home for their material with Giallo Disco Records.

Kicking off with the title track, the disco trend immediately hits off with a swell organ like line, with darkly inspired electronics flowing right along the way. The inspired 80s and even 70s like sounds are amazing, and the voice work done by Davidson is pretty stellar. I'm Watching You comes in with a brighter tone in mind, with more clearly spoken lyrical content, but still maintaining an ominous atmosphere. Mirrorball Massacre hits in with bells at first, summoning forth a groovy beat and probably the most dance-worthy track on the list. Each one of these original songs capitalized tremendously on their roots and homage, and there isn't a moment when I was listening to this that I didn't imagine some sort of horror image. Pretty breathtaking, to say the least.

And then we get four more tracks right after that, each one a remix of the originals. Antoni Maiovvi takes a spin on I'm Watching You, and it pretty much just keeps in contact with the roots of the disco sounds, adding in some extra electronics that fit in with the era, and transforming the vocals into digitalized murmurs.

Vercetti Technicolor's take on Mirrorball Massacre transformed it into a slower moving piece with the ambient structures upped in sound. The vocals sounded right on spot with this track. The Video Version of Sacrificio remained pretty much the same aside from a longer intro, but it also had a minute cut from the overall song. And, lastly, Francesco Clemente gives out a remix for Mirrorball Massacre. Much more of the synths are put in use this time around, and it's sound takes on a dark romantic sound.

And, this is one EP I shall not be soon forgetting. This is one of those releases where I really want to have a physical copy, and now it's on my wishlist, and shall stay there until I'm able to grab it. Don't miss out on this; sure, the idea may sound cheesy, but its execution is amazing.
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Brutal Resonance

DKMD - Sacrificio

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Giallo Disco Records
David Kristian has paired with Marie Davidson to bring forth the disco flavored sounds of DKMD. As a homage to giallo films, the Italian sub genre of mystery and thriller fiction, DKMD is a throwback to film to many different movies within the category. Sporting their debut EP, Sacrificio, you won't get much better than this glorious tribute to films of a past era. And they even found a perfect home for their material with Giallo Disco Records.

Kicking off with the title track, the disco trend immediately hits off with a swell organ like line, with darkly inspired electronics flowing right along the way. The inspired 80s and even 70s like sounds are amazing, and the voice work done by Davidson is pretty stellar. I'm Watching You comes in with a brighter tone in mind, with more clearly spoken lyrical content, but still maintaining an ominous atmosphere. Mirrorball Massacre hits in with bells at first, summoning forth a groovy beat and probably the most dance-worthy track on the list. Each one of these original songs capitalized tremendously on their roots and homage, and there isn't a moment when I was listening to this that I didn't imagine some sort of horror image. Pretty breathtaking, to say the least.

And then we get four more tracks right after that, each one a remix of the originals. Antoni Maiovvi takes a spin on I'm Watching You, and it pretty much just keeps in contact with the roots of the disco sounds, adding in some extra electronics that fit in with the era, and transforming the vocals into digitalized murmurs.

Vercetti Technicolor's take on Mirrorball Massacre transformed it into a slower moving piece with the ambient structures upped in sound. The vocals sounded right on spot with this track. The Video Version of Sacrificio remained pretty much the same aside from a longer intro, but it also had a minute cut from the overall song. And, lastly, Francesco Clemente gives out a remix for Mirrorball Massacre. Much more of the synths are put in use this time around, and it's sound takes on a dark romantic sound.

And, this is one EP I shall not be soon forgetting. This is one of those releases where I really want to have a physical copy, and now it's on my wishlist, and shall stay there until I'm able to grab it. Don't miss out on this; sure, the idea may sound cheesy, but its execution is amazing. Jan 28 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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