Erotic Elk - Burning Down Your House
Synthpop, Electropop Erotic Elk is no stranger to this site by far. Having been reviewed twice before, both times the trio receiving a great scores, it should be no shock that their latest single, Burning Down Your House is getting such a swell critique.

Coming off Major Records, this five track EP consists of two original tracks alongside three remixes. The single edit of Burning Your House Down was wrought with dark humored but deep lyrics most likely about a relationship gone wrong. The lyrics prove that point, singing off, "It wasn't me...It wasn't me who burned your house...It wasn't me. It wasn't me who burned your car. It wasn't me. But I guess I could do it just to show you how i feel about the way that you treat me. And you took advantage of me." I found myself chuckling here and there.

The music present within the song is a fun, synthpop beat that plays with both the synths, the punch, and the overall bassline very well. Should you like to dance, I can guarantee you'll be wanting to dance to this song. That doesn't really hold over into My My Hey Hey. Rather than experiencing a nice, catchy tune, a quieter electronic meshed song is pulled out. The vocals, soothing as they are, definitely take the show here, speaking out a story more than singing. A nice blend of electronics, simple story telling and the like.

The XIV-A-XXIV FM Pankow Remix of the single gave a nice bouncy rhythm, and was quiet in comparison to the original. Simple electronics used to great effect, and a swell song. Though, I do think this song would have been better off with a nice intro out of what was presented, followed by a body of dance based music.

The second remix, MY03 Happy Elk Remix offered some nice traces of trance with the accompanying synth. But, it did a swell job at creating a more optimistically sounding tone, despite the lyrics still going off about an old, sour relationship.

The Frontadero Disco Rmx was a nice little funky remix with clapping sound effects and a simple electronic tune to play along with it. I will say that the clapping was kind of annoying about half way through the song, and was kind of dreadful by the time I finished it.

Thankfully, though, the rest of the album was very decent in comparison to that final track. Burning Down Your House can really allow for a stress reliever for those who've been through a shitty situation in life dealing with another person, even offer a bit of sincerity and hilarity at the same time. And that's what's powerful about the song itself. And the tracks that follow echo the power of the single, save for the last. And, while I wasn't too huge about the fifth number, I still have to say that I was relatively impressed by this release. Go take a listen to it and find out more about this act.
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Erotic Elk - Burning Down Your House

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2014 by Major Records
Erotic Elk is no stranger to this site by far. Having been reviewed twice before, both times the trio receiving a great scores, it should be no shock that their latest single, Burning Down Your House is getting such a swell critique.

Coming off Major Records, this five track EP consists of two original tracks alongside three remixes. The single edit of Burning Your House Down was wrought with dark humored but deep lyrics most likely about a relationship gone wrong. The lyrics prove that point, singing off, "It wasn't me...It wasn't me who burned your house...It wasn't me. It wasn't me who burned your car. It wasn't me. But I guess I could do it just to show you how i feel about the way that you treat me. And you took advantage of me." I found myself chuckling here and there.

The music present within the song is a fun, synthpop beat that plays with both the synths, the punch, and the overall bassline very well. Should you like to dance, I can guarantee you'll be wanting to dance to this song. That doesn't really hold over into My My Hey Hey. Rather than experiencing a nice, catchy tune, a quieter electronic meshed song is pulled out. The vocals, soothing as they are, definitely take the show here, speaking out a story more than singing. A nice blend of electronics, simple story telling and the like.

The XIV-A-XXIV FM Pankow Remix of the single gave a nice bouncy rhythm, and was quiet in comparison to the original. Simple electronics used to great effect, and a swell song. Though, I do think this song would have been better off with a nice intro out of what was presented, followed by a body of dance based music.

The second remix, MY03 Happy Elk Remix offered some nice traces of trance with the accompanying synth. But, it did a swell job at creating a more optimistically sounding tone, despite the lyrics still going off about an old, sour relationship.

The Frontadero Disco Rmx was a nice little funky remix with clapping sound effects and a simple electronic tune to play along with it. I will say that the clapping was kind of annoying about half way through the song, and was kind of dreadful by the time I finished it.

Thankfully, though, the rest of the album was very decent in comparison to that final track. Burning Down Your House can really allow for a stress reliever for those who've been through a shitty situation in life dealing with another person, even offer a bit of sincerity and hilarity at the same time. And that's what's powerful about the song itself. And the tracks that follow echo the power of the single, save for the last. And, while I wasn't too huge about the fifth number, I still have to say that I was relatively impressed by this release. Go take a listen to it and find out more about this act. Jul 23 2014

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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