Kant Kino - Father Worked In Industry
EBM, Electro Norwegian Kant Kino's debut album 'We Are Kant Kino' from 2010 felt fun and fresh with some great melodies and harsh, fast paced beats and vocals. However, I started to worry after the terrible 'LRSBSS' a few months back and even though 'Father Worked In Industry' luckily is better, it still does not live up to the standards set in 2010.

'Father Worked In Industry' have a lot less distortion on the vocals than its predecessor, which is a step in the right direction. You find some nice tune like the Santa Hates You similar "Push Your Buttons", "Bleed" that is good, but could have been great if not for the somewhat lack luster verse, "Message" and "Freezing" that are almost harder futurepop tunes and not to forget the Metroland-in-a-futurepop-costume'esque "Underground". Also, not to forget "Reality" that for some reason reminds me a whole lot of an unholy mix between [:SITD:] and Santa Hates You.

Still, these tracks are not enough to make this 14 track album a great one. Mostly of the part or full time female vocal tracks feel very tired and unfocused, "Just For The Comfort Of Sleep" is one great example of this.

'Father Worked In Industry' is not as harsh as 'We Are Kant Kino', and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, I tend to enjoy the less harsher material out there. However, this is a bit too much comfort zone for Kant Kino that I hoped would be a bit experimental and try out some fresh paths. This is too much Lusekofte and too little chain-attached-to-bone-just-for-the-fuck-of-it.

The second album is notorious for being a hard one, especially after a strong debut. I have my hopes up for Kant Kino coming back strong with their number three.
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Kant Kino - Father Worked In Industry

6.5
"Alright"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Alfa-Matrix
Norwegian Kant Kino's debut album 'We Are Kant Kino' from 2010 felt fun and fresh with some great melodies and harsh, fast paced beats and vocals. However, I started to worry after the terrible 'LRSBSS' a few months back and even though 'Father Worked In Industry' luckily is better, it still does not live up to the standards set in 2010.

'Father Worked In Industry' have a lot less distortion on the vocals than its predecessor, which is a step in the right direction. You find some nice tune like the Santa Hates You similar "Push Your Buttons", "Bleed" that is good, but could have been great if not for the somewhat lack luster verse, "Message" and "Freezing" that are almost harder futurepop tunes and not to forget the Metroland-in-a-futurepop-costume'esque "Underground". Also, not to forget "Reality" that for some reason reminds me a whole lot of an unholy mix between [:SITD:] and Santa Hates You.

Still, these tracks are not enough to make this 14 track album a great one. Mostly of the part or full time female vocal tracks feel very tired and unfocused, "Just For The Comfort Of Sleep" is one great example of this.

'Father Worked In Industry' is not as harsh as 'We Are Kant Kino', and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, I tend to enjoy the less harsher material out there. However, this is a bit too much comfort zone for Kant Kino that I hoped would be a bit experimental and try out some fresh paths. This is too much Lusekofte and too little chain-attached-to-bone-just-for-the-fuck-of-it.

The second album is notorious for being a hard one, especially after a strong debut. I have my hopes up for Kant Kino coming back strong with their number three. Jan 14 2013

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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