Halcyon Days - To The Point
EBM Originally starting out in 1998, Halcyon Days was an acid house project that was put on hold in 2001, where founding member DJ Krat started The Peoples Republic of Europe. However, after seeing the EBM scene rot and decay from the inside out, changing from nice, danceable beats to a gigantic cyber mess, DJ Krat decided to reform Halcyon Days to show the young kids a thing or two about proper musical structure.

And they have certainly delivered in that sense, bringing forth a very eighties centric album determined to shoot you back to the glory days of Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, and even Cabaret Voltaire. With a dark, yet serious sense of humor woven into the album as such topics as NSA spying, the often called scene, and nightlife within Europe are discussed, this is a great reboot of this project.

Each song has an extremely catchy, minimal beat just aiming to make the most out of little electronics. However, no matter what, the songs are always entertaining, my favorite on the album perhaps being Social Decay, where it's easy to follow without a fuck load of other noises interfering with the straight EBM that's served up on the album. The vocals are presented by TT Magnus' often deep, but nice vocals, showing there's a lot to love on this blast from the past.

And, each song is presented in the same fashion, homing in on EBM and taking a different route from most modern day acts. And I really appreciated sitting here listening to this album. Don't sit about and wait; get this release soon.
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Brutal Resonance

Halcyon Days - To The Point

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by New Darkness Recordings
Originally starting out in 1998, Halcyon Days was an acid house project that was put on hold in 2001, where founding member DJ Krat started The Peoples Republic of Europe. However, after seeing the EBM scene rot and decay from the inside out, changing from nice, danceable beats to a gigantic cyber mess, DJ Krat decided to reform Halcyon Days to show the young kids a thing or two about proper musical structure.

And they have certainly delivered in that sense, bringing forth a very eighties centric album determined to shoot you back to the glory days of Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, and even Cabaret Voltaire. With a dark, yet serious sense of humor woven into the album as such topics as NSA spying, the often called scene, and nightlife within Europe are discussed, this is a great reboot of this project.

Each song has an extremely catchy, minimal beat just aiming to make the most out of little electronics. However, no matter what, the songs are always entertaining, my favorite on the album perhaps being Social Decay, where it's easy to follow without a fuck load of other noises interfering with the straight EBM that's served up on the album. The vocals are presented by TT Magnus' often deep, but nice vocals, showing there's a lot to love on this blast from the past.

And, each song is presented in the same fashion, homing in on EBM and taking a different route from most modern day acts. And I really appreciated sitting here listening to this album. Don't sit about and wait; get this release soon. Feb 17 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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