Kangarot - Nursery Of New Stars
Industrial, Experimental Behold, a fresh musical stance devoid of templates. The portal to the sci-fi world of Kangarot also known as Josh Reed has been reopened. 'Nursery of New Stars' marks the next chapter in the evolution of Kangarot.

Its a tough task to make a mostly instrumental album and be able to keep your listener's attention. There needs to be a high grade of output to accomplish this monumental task. All too often, only a few songs will captivate you and before long, you stop listening to the album in full. Vocals can mask the musical imperfections, just like music can mask the vocal imperfections. 'Nursery Of New Stars' does a masterful job of allowing the music to do its thing while the vocals only add to the effect rather than stealing the focal point from the music.

Musically this is really hard to classify. There are really no concrete points of reference with 'Nursery Of New Stars'. Kangarot blends in many genres. You will find some elements of dark electro in "Age Of The Neonaught" and "Collider". You will find a lot 80's sounding synths layered into cosmic-atmospheric-futuristic soundscapes with slow to high-powered infused beats with tracks like "Sufficient Energy", "Ionized" and "Galactic Jackboots". This may appeal to fans of Makeup & Vanity Set, Garth Knight and LPower of the Telefuture family. Also, you will find gently tucked away towards the end of 'Nursery Of New Stars', "You Humans (Chemical Scum)". The screaming synths tear away at the unsettled borders of musical genres as your journey goes on through the star nurseries.

From start to finish this is non stop dark energy. Its like getting punched in the face by the universe. Every track demonstrates a fine understanding of programming and producing music. For those looking for something a little different without drifting too far from home, this may be just what the ear ordered. I recommend listening to this from beginning to end in its entirety to feel true power of 'Nursery Of New Stars'. If you get the limited edition cassette version, it includes the lyrics (what little there are).

You can find a lot of Kangarot's early material as well this release on Bandcamp. There is an east coast mini US tour in the planning process and the biggest news just revealed, signing to Juggernaut Music Group. You can also check out BR's interview with Kangarot right on this site for a closer look into the mind of Josh Reed!

Highly recommended!!!

For the techies, here are tools of the trade:
Korg ESX
Korg Microsampler
Yamaha SY55
Korg Poly800II
Roland DEP-5
Ibanez Metal Screamer
4
Brutal Resonance

Kangarot - Nursery Of New Stars

Behold, a fresh musical stance devoid of templates. The portal to the sci-fi world of Kangarot also known as Josh Reed has been reopened. 'Nursery of New Stars' marks the next chapter in the evolution of Kangarot.

Its a tough task to make a mostly instrumental album and be able to keep your listener's attention. There needs to be a high grade of output to accomplish this monumental task. All too often, only a few songs will captivate you and before long, you stop listening to the album in full. Vocals can mask the musical imperfections, just like music can mask the vocal imperfections. 'Nursery Of New Stars' does a masterful job of allowing the music to do its thing while the vocals only add to the effect rather than stealing the focal point from the music.

Musically this is really hard to classify. There are really no concrete points of reference with 'Nursery Of New Stars'. Kangarot blends in many genres. You will find some elements of dark electro in "Age Of The Neonaught" and "Collider". You will find a lot 80's sounding synths layered into cosmic-atmospheric-futuristic soundscapes with slow to high-powered infused beats with tracks like "Sufficient Energy", "Ionized" and "Galactic Jackboots". This may appeal to fans of Makeup & Vanity Set, Garth Knight and LPower of the Telefuture family. Also, you will find gently tucked away towards the end of 'Nursery Of New Stars', "You Humans (Chemical Scum)". The screaming synths tear away at the unsettled borders of musical genres as your journey goes on through the star nurseries.

From start to finish this is non stop dark energy. Its like getting punched in the face by the universe. Every track demonstrates a fine understanding of programming and producing music. For those looking for something a little different without drifting too far from home, this may be just what the ear ordered. I recommend listening to this from beginning to end in its entirety to feel true power of 'Nursery Of New Stars'. If you get the limited edition cassette version, it includes the lyrics (what little there are).

You can find a lot of Kangarot's early material as well this release on Bandcamp. There is an east coast mini US tour in the planning process and the biggest news just revealed, signing to Juggernaut Music Group. You can also check out BR's interview with Kangarot right on this site for a closer look into the mind of Josh Reed!

Highly recommended!!!

For the techies, here are tools of the trade:
Korg ESX
Korg Microsampler
Yamaha SY55
Korg Poly800II
Roland DEP-5
Ibanez Metal Screamer Nov 19 2013

Luke Jacobs

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

Share this review

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
0
Shares

Buy this release

Bandcamp

Related articles

Kangarot - 'Wholly Hex'

Review, May 07 2016

Kangarot

Interview, Nov 08 2013

De_Tot_Cor - 'Dead Heart'

Review, Nov 18 2010

Nexus VI - 'Electrolust'

Review, Jun 17 2009

Shortly about us

Started in spring 2009, Brutal Resonance quickly grew from a Swedish based netzine into an established International zine of the highest standard.

We cover genres like Synthpop, EBM, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Neofolk, Darkwave, Noise and all their sub- and similar genres.

© Brutal Resonance 2009-2016
Designed by and developed by Head of Mímir 2016