Kommand+Kontrol - It Hz
Electro-Industrial, EBM So, what I'm listening to, just to get out an early thought before I go into those rants and uncontrollable spasms I'm always finding myself in, is actually really great. It's performed by Kommand+Kontrol, a trio of men who are DJ Virus (Drums, samples), Terminal (Vocals, Musik), and Heathen (Live guitars and samples), who take influences from such other bands as Front Line Assembly and Skinny Puppy. Coming straight from Britain, they will bash a cup of tea off your head, and, as the title fits, make you complain that 'It Hz'.

And, before I get into the actual music, I'd just like to state how I actually enjoyed the pun within the title. It shows the trio has some sort of humor. However, while also serving as a pretty good pun, it also follows through onto the actual album art, which shows a women with her hands tied and a gag in her mouth. In other words, sexual bondage. I doubt that you will hear any of this album within the Fifty Shades of Grey movie that is coming out, but we industrial advocates can only hope in case our loved ones drag us to the theater to see it, eh?

Now, the album is actually really great, as I repeat myself from the first sentence of this review. I don't usually enjoy listening to albums that entirely consist of instrumentals with a few samples thrown in here and there, but I guess this triple threat has changed my mind about that.

The first four songs (I'm excluding the intro because it doesn't really play out as a song) are all original tracks made by Kommand+Kontrol. My favorite of which being the title song, "It Hz (F65.51)". It continues the whole bondage theme, with a girl moaning and saying such phrases as "You're hurting me" throughout the song. But the real catcher isn't necessarily the samples, because I can even fucking moan in a song and sound sexy, but it's just the beat itself.

I mean, it's hard to describe it. There's a nice steady beat, and if I could explain it in any way possible, it sounds as if aliens are taking turns shooting their lasers to create this beautiful and awesome cacophony that can really make you move.

Now, as far as the many remixes go, three of them were of "Watched by Machines" which was featured on another one of Kommand+Kontrol's EPs. I was not too fond of the original song, but the Mokushi Remix did a pretty good job of turning the song around and making it something I enjoy.

The Gods+Monsters club mix really just extends the song for another three minutes, and I suppose it does help out DJs and the like just to keep the floor moving with a longer song. Plus, it is a good track, so there's nothing wrong with that.

The final remix, however, kind of confused me. The track was originally done by Audio-Fx titled, "Kill the Ghost" and Kommand+Kontrol remixed the track. However, it's on this EP. Normally, the remix would go onto the original artist's EP or album. It's strange, but the remix was still enjoyable.

Okay, so, Kommand+Kontrol have not disappointed with this release. It's nice, it's fast, it's fluid, it keeps you moving throughout it, and it doesn't release. Plus, being a bit of a fan of bondage, I can say that the album art and the title song really kicked pretty well with me. However, I won't go too far into my own personal fantasies; there might be little children reading this. So, go out, give this album a buy. It's definitely worth it. And if you don't, well, you're just gonna be missing out on an awesome EP while I jam out to it. As far as I see, it's your loss and my gain. HAH.
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Brutal Resonance

Kommand+Kontrol - It Hz

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2012
So, what I'm listening to, just to get out an early thought before I go into those rants and uncontrollable spasms I'm always finding myself in, is actually really great. It's performed by Kommand+Kontrol, a trio of men who are DJ Virus (Drums, samples), Terminal (Vocals, Musik), and Heathen (Live guitars and samples), who take influences from such other bands as Front Line Assembly and Skinny Puppy. Coming straight from Britain, they will bash a cup of tea off your head, and, as the title fits, make you complain that 'It Hz'.

And, before I get into the actual music, I'd just like to state how I actually enjoyed the pun within the title. It shows the trio has some sort of humor. However, while also serving as a pretty good pun, it also follows through onto the actual album art, which shows a women with her hands tied and a gag in her mouth. In other words, sexual bondage. I doubt that you will hear any of this album within the Fifty Shades of Grey movie that is coming out, but we industrial advocates can only hope in case our loved ones drag us to the theater to see it, eh?

Now, the album is actually really great, as I repeat myself from the first sentence of this review. I don't usually enjoy listening to albums that entirely consist of instrumentals with a few samples thrown in here and there, but I guess this triple threat has changed my mind about that.

The first four songs (I'm excluding the intro because it doesn't really play out as a song) are all original tracks made by Kommand+Kontrol. My favorite of which being the title song, "It Hz (F65.51)". It continues the whole bondage theme, with a girl moaning and saying such phrases as "You're hurting me" throughout the song. But the real catcher isn't necessarily the samples, because I can even fucking moan in a song and sound sexy, but it's just the beat itself.

I mean, it's hard to describe it. There's a nice steady beat, and if I could explain it in any way possible, it sounds as if aliens are taking turns shooting their lasers to create this beautiful and awesome cacophony that can really make you move.

Now, as far as the many remixes go, three of them were of "Watched by Machines" which was featured on another one of Kommand+Kontrol's EPs. I was not too fond of the original song, but the Mokushi Remix did a pretty good job of turning the song around and making it something I enjoy.

The Gods+Monsters club mix really just extends the song for another three minutes, and I suppose it does help out DJs and the like just to keep the floor moving with a longer song. Plus, it is a good track, so there's nothing wrong with that.

The final remix, however, kind of confused me. The track was originally done by Audio-Fx titled, "Kill the Ghost" and Kommand+Kontrol remixed the track. However, it's on this EP. Normally, the remix would go onto the original artist's EP or album. It's strange, but the remix was still enjoyable.

Okay, so, Kommand+Kontrol have not disappointed with this release. It's nice, it's fast, it's fluid, it keeps you moving throughout it, and it doesn't release. Plus, being a bit of a fan of bondage, I can say that the album art and the title song really kicked pretty well with me. However, I won't go too far into my own personal fantasies; there might be little children reading this. So, go out, give this album a buy. It's definitely worth it. And if you don't, well, you're just gonna be missing out on an awesome EP while I jam out to it. As far as I see, it's your loss and my gain. HAH. Apr 18 2013

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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