Klonavenus - Angst
Electro I honestly think that if I hadn't listened to so many of Space Race Records releases and reviewed them, I might have more to say regarding Klonavenus. However, with that said, this Rome/Berlin based project has its roots stuck firmly in synthpop and EBM elements with some electro mixed throughout Angst.

The vocals are kind of hard to get into in tracks such as The Alternative Model. I suppose it's that their songs are sung in English but their thick accents doesn't really allow for the words to really flow out in a well enough manner. I think that if they were to just speak out the words in their native languages, than the lyrics would come out in a much, much better and pleasant fashion.

As far as the music comes, well, as I said, it's pretty standard synthpop and EBM tracks. Hide does make an entrance as a capable song, and shows potential for the act. The song is good and fun, but after going through about eight more songs that are a bit same sounding to it, well, it kind of edged off by the time I was done listening to Guilty Romance.

The remix section comes with remixes from Spektralized, and the very respectable Cygnosic, but really it is the Blank Remix of Song of the Dead that breathes more life into this album. Fresh sounds and different styles actually made me perk up more, servicing trickles of electronics and less focus on synth mechanisms.

But, as I said, I just don't think the album as a whole is worth listening to. A few of these songs would do great as singles with a remix or two attached, but to have them back to back as a fifty minute listening experience wasn't painful to get through, but was rather boring. Again, Klonavenus has great potential, but they need to work their music to make something really special rather than not.
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Brutal Resonance

Klonavenus - Angst

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Space Race Records
I honestly think that if I hadn't listened to so many of Space Race Records releases and reviewed them, I might have more to say regarding Klonavenus. However, with that said, this Rome/Berlin based project has its roots stuck firmly in synthpop and EBM elements with some electro mixed throughout Angst.

The vocals are kind of hard to get into in tracks such as The Alternative Model. I suppose it's that their songs are sung in English but their thick accents doesn't really allow for the words to really flow out in a well enough manner. I think that if they were to just speak out the words in their native languages, than the lyrics would come out in a much, much better and pleasant fashion.

As far as the music comes, well, as I said, it's pretty standard synthpop and EBM tracks. Hide does make an entrance as a capable song, and shows potential for the act. The song is good and fun, but after going through about eight more songs that are a bit same sounding to it, well, it kind of edged off by the time I was done listening to Guilty Romance.

The remix section comes with remixes from Spektralized, and the very respectable Cygnosic, but really it is the Blank Remix of Song of the Dead that breathes more life into this album. Fresh sounds and different styles actually made me perk up more, servicing trickles of electronics and less focus on synth mechanisms.

But, as I said, I just don't think the album as a whole is worth listening to. A few of these songs would do great as singles with a remix or two attached, but to have them back to back as a fifty minute listening experience wasn't painful to get through, but was rather boring. Again, Klonavenus has great potential, but they need to work their music to make something really special rather than not. Apr 23 2015

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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