Mikroben Krieg - Intrascape
Electronics, Ambient Early in 1995, Nelson Brites forms the music project Mikroben Krieg in Leiria, Portugal and starts composing within a massive amount of styles and genres. Combining other passions such as stage, theatre, singing and music composition of commercials, films and theatre, his own bio concludes that "We call it 'intelligent tribal ambient electro industrial'".

Intrascape is Mikroben Krieg's first release in seven years as far as I can tell. Previously there are six albums which I have to admit I haven't heard, but as an introduction to his work this is amazing.

At just under thirty-six minutes, Intrascape gives us 6 tracks of aural bliss. As per the bio on the band's Facebook page, they have so many influences and styles they work with that each track has a familiarity to it. Yet there is nothing to suggest that the tracks are exact to that influence. However I can hear more in there. For me there are cold wave style beats and refrains. Along the lines of Lear and Rental but done wholly in an electronic way.

As you listen to Intrascape for the first time you know there are bits you are missing. It sounds great and you know it's complex but there is so much going on that it needs to be listened to again and again. This I mean in a good way. It is easily listenable no question. The production considering whats going on within the songs is immaculate.

From the opening track on
Mikroben Krieg's EP, 'Torn Lips Never Whisper Boldness' through to the closing track 'Zero Day' you are involved in heavy rumbling basslines, slightly off key piano and rolling sequencers. Epic sweeping pads and strings accompanied with crisp drum and bass percussion rhythms while on other tracks beautiful drifting synth riffs echoing under and over distorted percussion and odd out of place sounds that all gel together well.

Then you listen to it again and you hear more. There can be a problem with instrumental albums in that we are more than likely used to hearing a vocal hook that makes us feel familiar to a song. Not so in the case of Intrascape.
Mikroben Krieg composes soundscapes not just songs and in that, your vocal hooks now become melodies and aural signatures. And they will pop into your head as familiar as any vocal hook. And you will want to listen to it again. And again. And again.


5
Brutal Resonance

Mikroben Krieg - Intrascape

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2017 by Crime League
Early in 1995, Nelson Brites forms the music project Mikroben Krieg in Leiria, Portugal and starts composing within a massive amount of styles and genres. Combining other passions such as stage, theatre, singing and music composition of commercials, films and theatre, his own bio concludes that "We call it 'intelligent tribal ambient electro industrial'".

Intrascape is Mikroben Krieg's first release in seven years as far as I can tell. Previously there are six albums which I have to admit I haven't heard, but as an introduction to his work this is amazing.

At just under thirty-six minutes, Intrascape gives us 6 tracks of aural bliss. As per the bio on the band's Facebook page, they have so many influences and styles they work with that each track has a familiarity to it. Yet there is nothing to suggest that the tracks are exact to that influence. However I can hear more in there. For me there are cold wave style beats and refrains. Along the lines of Lear and Rental but done wholly in an electronic way.

As you listen to Intrascape for the first time you know there are bits you are missing. It sounds great and you know it's complex but there is so much going on that it needs to be listened to again and again. This I mean in a good way. It is easily listenable no question. The production considering whats going on within the songs is immaculate.

From the opening track on
Mikroben Krieg's EP, 'Torn Lips Never Whisper Boldness' through to the closing track 'Zero Day' you are involved in heavy rumbling basslines, slightly off key piano and rolling sequencers. Epic sweeping pads and strings accompanied with crisp drum and bass percussion rhythms while on other tracks beautiful drifting synth riffs echoing under and over distorted percussion and odd out of place sounds that all gel together well.

Then you listen to it again and you hear more. There can be a problem with instrumental albums in that we are more than likely used to hearing a vocal hook that makes us feel familiar to a song. Not so in the case of Intrascape.
Mikroben Krieg composes soundscapes not just songs and in that, your vocal hooks now become melodies and aural signatures. And they will pop into your head as familiar as any vocal hook. And you will want to listen to it again. And again. And again.


Oct 26 2017

Dj Wolf

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been DJing for 30+ years and been lucky to have done Dj support for Assemblage 23, Grendel, Nachtmahr, Shiv-r, Psyche, Icon Of Coil, among others. As Digital Anodyne I've written and remixed, Retrogramme, Leaether Strip, Rational Youth, Psyche, Pluvio, Arkyus and so forth. I'm a music fan of electronic music with a thirst to hear new music as often as possible. Writing for Brutal Resonance for the last 5 years gives me the opportunity to share that passion. music//DJ\\remix

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