Ketsueki Sākuru - Blood Meridian EP
Soundtrack, EBM Ketsueki Sākuru is one of the latest signings of horror enthusiasts Giallo Disco records, and is possibly their most mysterious addition to their cast and crew to date. Not a bleep or blip can be found about this odd stranger online, and even in the press release Giallo Disco states, "Who is the mysterious Ketsueki Sākuru? A lone warrior from the far east or an already established artist working under another name? We here at Giallo Disco cannot be sure..." However, judging by the beats and rhythms Ketsueki Sākuru cranks out, I can definitely tell you that this producer is well at home on Giallo Disco Records. Blood Meridian is the artist's debut four track EP, and was just released last month. There has already been some positive reception about the EP, but now you're going to here more praise from myself.

'The Kid' starts off the EP with a crunchy and funky EBM beat whose bass pulses reminisce something out of an 80s action film. The synth work is lighter but frantic as if a chase scene is either about to occur or currently coinciding. 'The Judge' is that frenetic horror inspired energy song that Giallo Disco is known for putting out; a grim and deep line runs through the backbone of the track as curious and enigmatic electronic rhythms take over the heart of the song. 

'The Ex-Priest' brings back the crunchy EBM rhythm found in 'The Kid', but adds in a grueling layer of dark, droning guitar work. Just the mention of guitar work may seem small, but the flavor enhancement it bring to the track is extremely important. The last song on the EP, 'The Necklace', is soft, but punchy. It is very minimal, in a way, to its approach; there are mainly two beats that continue on throughout the entirety of the track, all the while multiple other elements come through and delineate the track. This is how you keep the same rhythm going without making it boring, and Ketsueki Sākuru seems to understand that. 

Whether or not Ketsueki Sākuru will ever reveal who he or she - possibly it - is not known to myself, but that does not matter one bit. I like it when an artist values their music more than their image; it shows that they are humble and willing to let their music do the talking. And Ketsueki Sākuru allows their music to talk loudly for them. This is another fantastic addition to Giallo Disco's roster; let's see what they do next. 
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Ketsueki Sākuru - Blood Meridian EP

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2016 by Giallo Disco Records
Ketsueki Sākuru is one of the latest signings of horror enthusiasts Giallo Disco records, and is possibly their most mysterious addition to their cast and crew to date. Not a bleep or blip can be found about this odd stranger online, and even in the press release Giallo Disco states, "Who is the mysterious Ketsueki Sākuru? A lone warrior from the far east or an already established artist working under another name? We here at Giallo Disco cannot be sure..." However, judging by the beats and rhythms Ketsueki Sākuru cranks out, I can definitely tell you that this producer is well at home on Giallo Disco Records. Blood Meridian is the artist's debut four track EP, and was just released last month. There has already been some positive reception about the EP, but now you're going to here more praise from myself.

'The Kid' starts off the EP with a crunchy and funky EBM beat whose bass pulses reminisce something out of an 80s action film. The synth work is lighter but frantic as if a chase scene is either about to occur or currently coinciding. 'The Judge' is that frenetic horror inspired energy song that Giallo Disco is known for putting out; a grim and deep line runs through the backbone of the track as curious and enigmatic electronic rhythms take over the heart of the song. 

'The Ex-Priest' brings back the crunchy EBM rhythm found in 'The Kid', but adds in a grueling layer of dark, droning guitar work. Just the mention of guitar work may seem small, but the flavor enhancement it bring to the track is extremely important. The last song on the EP, 'The Necklace', is soft, but punchy. It is very minimal, in a way, to its approach; there are mainly two beats that continue on throughout the entirety of the track, all the while multiple other elements come through and delineate the track. This is how you keep the same rhythm going without making it boring, and Ketsueki Sākuru seems to understand that. 

Whether or not Ketsueki Sākuru will ever reveal who he or she - possibly it - is not known to myself, but that does not matter one bit. I like it when an artist values their music more than their image; it shows that they are humble and willing to let their music do the talking. And Ketsueki Sākuru allows their music to talk loudly for them. This is another fantastic addition to Giallo Disco's roster; let's see what they do next. 
Mar 03 2016

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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