Kevin Strauwen - Creationism Volume One
Electrorock, Experimental The name Kevin Strauwen might not make bells ring all over the place with recognition, but some of you might remember my love letter that was a review on the 2010 album from True Zebra. As you might now realize, Kevin Strauwen is the man behind True Zebra. I still remember how I listened on that album for over a month during those cold and white winter days soon one year ago. An epic album you should pick up by the way, if you have not done so.

'Creationism Volume One' is a mix of Kevin's projects from 1997 until this date. I actually feel a bit awkward reviewing this, because this is like reviewing someone's diary. It's a diary in music format that let us see how Kevin has grown and gained experience during the last 10+ years.

It starts out with some giantenormous (yeah, that's a word now) Nine Inch Nails influences, but later evolves into something electronic with the track "Decoders Return" and a small resemblance of True Zebra can be found here. By the end of the album, when Kevin has evolved into True Zebra, the two tracks "The Silence" and "Delirious" in comes and you can really tell that he found his way. The earlier influences together with the later more electronic approach are mixed together to a symbiosis that is nothing less than a love elixir.

I really feel awkward putting a grade on it, does not feel appropriate, but nevertheless, I do so by the enjoyment I felt listening to this. It was, for me, more of an insight of how things progressed than something I really liked. What it did though was creating a craving for a new album from True Zebra, a craving that beats anything a pregnant woman ever felt in the history of man (woman?).
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Kevin Strauwen - Creationism Volume One

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"Mediocre"
Released off label 2011
The name Kevin Strauwen might not make bells ring all over the place with recognition, but some of you might remember my love letter that was a review on the 2010 album from True Zebra. As you might now realize, Kevin Strauwen is the man behind True Zebra. I still remember how I listened on that album for over a month during those cold and white winter days soon one year ago. An epic album you should pick up by the way, if you have not done so.

'Creationism Volume One' is a mix of Kevin's projects from 1997 until this date. I actually feel a bit awkward reviewing this, because this is like reviewing someone's diary. It's a diary in music format that let us see how Kevin has grown and gained experience during the last 10+ years.

It starts out with some giantenormous (yeah, that's a word now) Nine Inch Nails influences, but later evolves into something electronic with the track "Decoders Return" and a small resemblance of True Zebra can be found here. By the end of the album, when Kevin has evolved into True Zebra, the two tracks "The Silence" and "Delirious" in comes and you can really tell that he found his way. The earlier influences together with the later more electronic approach are mixed together to a symbiosis that is nothing less than a love elixir.

I really feel awkward putting a grade on it, does not feel appropriate, but nevertheless, I do so by the enjoyment I felt listening to this. It was, for me, more of an insight of how things progressed than something I really liked. What it did though was creating a craving for a new album from True Zebra, a craving that beats anything a pregnant woman ever felt in the history of man (woman?).
Nov 02 2011

Off label

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

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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