maQLu - Futureghosts
Experimental, Other For my debut review here at Brutal Resonance I've been given the EP 'Futureghosts' by maQLu. This appears to be his second effort according to their webpage as a full length album is also mentioned.

This EP seems to be taking some of it's cues from artists such as experimental diva Diamanda Galas yet all however despite it's aspirations it seems to revel in discordance for the sake of discordance. All 6 tracks try their hardest to be jarring and discordant but the songwriter seems to have forgotten the golden rule of discordance - that being that it only serves its purposes in small doses when used as a dynamic to punctuate the melody it's interrupting. The result is sadly quite hard to digest especially when the vocals come into play which are often out of key.

Production wise, some of the sounds they've created are good and a brief look through their blog exhibits a strong love for all things hardware based(refreshing in this day and age of digital VST blandness) but my aforementioned comments on the discordance dispel a lot of that potential quite quickly.

This artist seems to have their heart in the right place and as with any new project there is always room for refinement and improvement, and hopefully we will see that in their future releases.
2
Brutal Resonance

maQLu - Futureghosts

4.0
"Bad"
Spotify
Released off label 2012
For my debut review here at Brutal Resonance I've been given the EP 'Futureghosts' by maQLu. This appears to be his second effort according to their webpage as a full length album is also mentioned.

This EP seems to be taking some of it's cues from artists such as experimental diva Diamanda Galas yet all however despite it's aspirations it seems to revel in discordance for the sake of discordance. All 6 tracks try their hardest to be jarring and discordant but the songwriter seems to have forgotten the golden rule of discordance - that being that it only serves its purposes in small doses when used as a dynamic to punctuate the melody it's interrupting. The result is sadly quite hard to digest especially when the vocals come into play which are often out of key.

Production wise, some of the sounds they've created are good and a brief look through their blog exhibits a strong love for all things hardware based(refreshing in this day and age of digital VST blandness) but my aforementioned comments on the discordance dispel a lot of that potential quite quickly.

This artist seems to have their heart in the right place and as with any new project there is always room for refinement and improvement, and hopefully we will see that in their future releases. Jun 16 2012

Off label

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

Marc Martinez

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

Share this review

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
17
Shares

Buy this release

We don't have any stores registered for this release. Click here to search on Google

Shortly about us

Started in spring 2009, Brutal Resonance quickly grew from a Swedish based netzine into an established International zine of the highest standard.

We cover genres like Synthpop, EBM, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Neofolk, Darkwave, Noise and all their sub- and similar genres.

© Brutal Resonance 2009-2016
Designed by and developed by Head of Mímir 2016