Exemia - Cryptobiosis
Industrial, Aggrotech So there is this guy in Mexico, Tijuana - Baja California to be exact - named Fabián Morelos Aldana. He's an electronic producer, calls himself Exemia. About 2008 he released his first album. To this point in early 2016 he has self released, that's right, self released eleven albums, three remix albums and one album of his work being remixed. Add that up. That is fifteen albums of work in less than eight years! Self released! And not a bad album in the lot!

I know, I know, lots of exclamation marks but fuck me, seriously, this guy is awesome. He writes an array of music which, while obviously electronic based, ranges from stompy industrial to hard core techno, drum and bass, hard Psy, etc. Usually it's instrumental songs with samples here and there but never dulled down by overuse of anything. Which brings us somewhat long winded-ly (it's a word I'm sure) to Exemia's latest release.

Cryptobiosis is nine tracks running at just under forty minutes of high BPM music. Now at this stage, if you've read my previous reviews, you will be expecting me to run through the tracks one by one and give you a run down of each said track, what's DJ friendly (all of it by the way) who it sounds like or reminds me of. Well, its not going to happen with this review. Not because the songs are shit or samey, it's because they are all fantastic.

Massive bass lines, huge beats, violent stabbing melodies, high BPM audio madness and for pretty much the first time, vocals. This is where the difference for this release lies, vocals. Deep, loud, dark vocals that run through the tracks and add that something extra to the hardcore trance, techno and industrial trance tracks.

As you can tell by my score, there isn't a bad track on Cryptobiosis. So I could end this relatively short review by saying go get it and leave it at that and I definitely suggest that you damn well should, however I am going to add that if you do not have the back catalogue, the remix album and the three albums of songs remixed by  Exemia you can - no, you should get them.

Now to make this a little easier for you, the releases are "Name Your Price" and while I understand music can be expensive and that it is tempting to press the $0 button and get the download, if you decide to spend around a couple dollars an album (no I do not get a cut) you can be pleased that the money is going to a guy in Mexico, Tijuana, Baja California to be exact, Fabián Morelos Aldana. He's an electronic producer, calls himself Exemia. He is fucking awesome!
5
Brutal Resonance

Exemia - Cryptobiosis

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2016
Album of the Year #9 2016
So there is this guy in Mexico, Tijuana - Baja California to be exact - named Fabián Morelos Aldana. He's an electronic producer, calls himself Exemia. About 2008 he released his first album. To this point in early 2016 he has self released, that's right, self released eleven albums, three remix albums and one album of his work being remixed. Add that up. That is fifteen albums of work in less than eight years! Self released! And not a bad album in the lot!

I know, I know, lots of exclamation marks but fuck me, seriously, this guy is awesome. He writes an array of music which, while obviously electronic based, ranges from stompy industrial to hard core techno, drum and bass, hard Psy, etc. Usually it's instrumental songs with samples here and there but never dulled down by overuse of anything. Which brings us somewhat long winded-ly (it's a word I'm sure) to Exemia's latest release.

Cryptobiosis is nine tracks running at just under forty minutes of high BPM music. Now at this stage, if you've read my previous reviews, you will be expecting me to run through the tracks one by one and give you a run down of each said track, what's DJ friendly (all of it by the way) who it sounds like or reminds me of. Well, its not going to happen with this review. Not because the songs are shit or samey, it's because they are all fantastic.

Massive bass lines, huge beats, violent stabbing melodies, high BPM audio madness and for pretty much the first time, vocals. This is where the difference for this release lies, vocals. Deep, loud, dark vocals that run through the tracks and add that something extra to the hardcore trance, techno and industrial trance tracks.

As you can tell by my score, there isn't a bad track on Cryptobiosis. So I could end this relatively short review by saying go get it and leave it at that and I definitely suggest that you damn well should, however I am going to add that if you do not have the back catalogue, the remix album and the three albums of songs remixed by  Exemia you can - no, you should get them.

Now to make this a little easier for you, the releases are "Name Your Price" and while I understand music can be expensive and that it is tempting to press the $0 button and get the download, if you decide to spend around a couple dollars an album (no I do not get a cut) you can be pleased that the money is going to a guy in Mexico, Tijuana, Baja California to be exact, Fabián Morelos Aldana. He's an electronic producer, calls himself Exemia. He is fucking awesome!
Apr 25 2016

Off label

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

Dj Wolf

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I've been DJing for 30+ years and been lucky to have done Dj support for Assemblage 23, Grendel, Nachtmahr, Shiv-r, Psyche, Icon Of Coil, among others. As Digital Anodyne I've written and remixed, Retrogramme, Leaether Strip, Rational Youth, Psyche, Pluvio, Arkyus and so forth. I'm a music fan of electronic music with a thirst to hear new music as often as possible. Writing for Brutal Resonance for the last 5 years gives me the opportunity to share that passion. music//DJ\\remix

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