Dukstrab - Influenza
Electro-Industrial Coming from Russia and presented by the label Synth-Me comes Dukstrab, a side project of Anthracitic Moths. The style is nothing new, just harsh elements mixed with dark electro to bring rough dance tunes to the floor. However, that's not to say that it isn't good, and that there aren't tracks on this free download album that didn't catch my ear.

To start off, I got a kick off the first two tracks, which were "Andy's Birthday" and "Anonimus". Both were very dance like, fast, electronic tunes. They weren't too hard, but were rough enough to keep me going. "Wilkommen Varvara was the fist song that introduced the vocals, and I winced when I heard them. They seem extremely off put with the song. The beat seems to dominate the vocals, creating for a differentiation between the two. Sometimes, this works very well. Other times, it doesn't. This is one of those times where it doesn't work too well. However, the vocals do come back in later in the song "Dance In A Laundry". And they redeem themselves; they are distorted, and fits with the song a lot.

"Electrogypsy" and "Frost" were my two favored tracks on the album. "Frost" used electronic sounds that made it sound like lasers being rapidly shot out of a space shuttle, and kept up a fun pace. "Electrogypsy" really captured the theme the song presented, with the chanting going on in the background, along with a violin playing rapidly. At least I think it's a violin. It sounds like a violin. I'm calling it a violin.

So, we have a pretty good electro-industrial debut album. I want to continue writing about this album, but I currently find myself caught in a trance while listening to "Electrogypsy". I have found a new favorite song, but the one song cannot be a testimony to the rest of the album. It's good, but not great, and sometimes the vocals needed work. So, I can call it decent with the exception of a few ugly tracks. Tune in to it, and take it for what you want it to be.
4
Brutal Resonance

Dukstrab - Influenza

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Synth-Me
Coming from Russia and presented by the label Synth-Me comes Dukstrab, a side project of Anthracitic Moths. The style is nothing new, just harsh elements mixed with dark electro to bring rough dance tunes to the floor. However, that's not to say that it isn't good, and that there aren't tracks on this free download album that didn't catch my ear.

To start off, I got a kick off the first two tracks, which were "Andy's Birthday" and "Anonimus". Both were very dance like, fast, electronic tunes. They weren't too hard, but were rough enough to keep me going. "Wilkommen Varvara was the fist song that introduced the vocals, and I winced when I heard them. They seem extremely off put with the song. The beat seems to dominate the vocals, creating for a differentiation between the two. Sometimes, this works very well. Other times, it doesn't. This is one of those times where it doesn't work too well. However, the vocals do come back in later in the song "Dance In A Laundry". And they redeem themselves; they are distorted, and fits with the song a lot.

"Electrogypsy" and "Frost" were my two favored tracks on the album. "Frost" used electronic sounds that made it sound like lasers being rapidly shot out of a space shuttle, and kept up a fun pace. "Electrogypsy" really captured the theme the song presented, with the chanting going on in the background, along with a violin playing rapidly. At least I think it's a violin. It sounds like a violin. I'm calling it a violin.

So, we have a pretty good electro-industrial debut album. I want to continue writing about this album, but I currently find myself caught in a trance while listening to "Electrogypsy". I have found a new favorite song, but the one song cannot be a testimony to the rest of the album. It's good, but not great, and sometimes the vocals needed work. So, I can call it decent with the exception of a few ugly tracks. Tune in to it, and take it for what you want it to be. May 31 2013

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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