Draconic Elimination Projects - In:Parallel
EBM, Industrial MIXE1 and Draconic Elimination Projects release their first collaborative EP entitled 'In:Parallel'.

I have always enjoyed MIXE1 so the idea of a new side project seemed really exciting; I dove right in and started this review in hopes that I would hear something that I would enjoy playing our or just listening to in my spare time.

Track one, "We are inside your head", starts out like a dark and eerie and I thought it was going to be a slower and more ambient song; I was wrong. It changes up and turns modern industrial with a side of angsty lyrics. The production is quality as is the lyrics; the song has a "young" feel to it but it works well and is worth a listen.

Track two, "Violet", has some really nice synths! "Violet" has a hard dance, ravey feel to it; It sounds like classic hard trance to me until the lyrics start up. The lyrics really overshadow the quality of the song; I feel like this could have been an amazing instrumental. The lyrics, though not badly written, I feel they are arranged in a way that takes away from the quality of the production. Either way, its a minor flaw in an otherwise good track. You can dance to this.

"Reversal", the third track on the EP, is probably my least favorite track out of the five. Its just personal preference paired with the fact that it feels rushed and isn't all that spectacular. It's more of an album filler than a stand-out track; probably worth skipping but it wont kill you to listen to it either.

Track four, "Close to me", the beautiful and heart-felt ballad. I really feel like this is the strongest song on the EP and really shines from the heart. The lyrics passionate, the synths reminiscent of Final Fantasy's latter game soundtracks; this track is the one you need to check out, if any, on this EP.

The fifth and final track, "We Are Inside Your Head (Daibakuhatsu Remix by Haru Yasumi)", is a glitchy take on the EP's 1st track. I enjoy this acidy and glitched out version on "We are inside your head", in fact I find it a bit better than the original. This track is definitely my second favorite on the EP and I recommend you to check this and "Close to me" out and download them because for 0.75 Euros each, you really can't beat it.

The bottom line is this; If you want to download the whole album for 2 Euro, you won't be disappointed. Its not album of the year and its not prime time floor-filler DJ material, but it's definitely something worth listening to and checking out; At the very least, head on over to their Bandcamp page and give them a listen.
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Draconic Elimination Projects - In:Parallel

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Released off label 2013
MIXE1 and Draconic Elimination Projects release their first collaborative EP entitled 'In:Parallel'.

I have always enjoyed MIXE1 so the idea of a new side project seemed really exciting; I dove right in and started this review in hopes that I would hear something that I would enjoy playing our or just listening to in my spare time.

Track one, "We are inside your head", starts out like a dark and eerie and I thought it was going to be a slower and more ambient song; I was wrong. It changes up and turns modern industrial with a side of angsty lyrics. The production is quality as is the lyrics; the song has a "young" feel to it but it works well and is worth a listen.

Track two, "Violet", has some really nice synths! "Violet" has a hard dance, ravey feel to it; It sounds like classic hard trance to me until the lyrics start up. The lyrics really overshadow the quality of the song; I feel like this could have been an amazing instrumental. The lyrics, though not badly written, I feel they are arranged in a way that takes away from the quality of the production. Either way, its a minor flaw in an otherwise good track. You can dance to this.

"Reversal", the third track on the EP, is probably my least favorite track out of the five. Its just personal preference paired with the fact that it feels rushed and isn't all that spectacular. It's more of an album filler than a stand-out track; probably worth skipping but it wont kill you to listen to it either.

Track four, "Close to me", the beautiful and heart-felt ballad. I really feel like this is the strongest song on the EP and really shines from the heart. The lyrics passionate, the synths reminiscent of Final Fantasy's latter game soundtracks; this track is the one you need to check out, if any, on this EP.

The fifth and final track, "We Are Inside Your Head (Daibakuhatsu Remix by Haru Yasumi)", is a glitchy take on the EP's 1st track. I enjoy this acidy and glitched out version on "We are inside your head", in fact I find it a bit better than the original. This track is definitely my second favorite on the EP and I recommend you to check this and "Close to me" out and download them because for 0.75 Euros each, you really can't beat it.

The bottom line is this; If you want to download the whole album for 2 Euro, you won't be disappointed. Its not album of the year and its not prime time floor-filler DJ material, but it's definitely something worth listening to and checking out; At the very least, head on over to their Bandcamp page and give them a listen. May 15 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Raye Albater

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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