Mondträume - Life is short EP
Synthpop, Electropop This is a single from one of Alfa-Matrix's discoveries from 2013, Mondträume. This duo hails from Spain, and this EP teased their debut album, Empty. I guess, since the album is already out, that this is me catching up and teasing myself to listening to the actual album itself. But, along with the single comes two remixes of the title song, as well as a remix of another one of their songs, Parasite.

With modern synthpop style, the duo comes out to great fare with the title track to open this four track EP. When I read the information about the release, it stated that Damasius had a "unique voice that adds a unique emotional touch of romance and despair to the compositions.". And, honestly, I think that quote perfectly describes the man's voice. It's sometimes beautiful, but there's always a touch of depression on them to sink you back in your seat and understand there's a sort of dark mist surveying whoever is touching out to your ears with such decent chords. This track is definitely one to keep your eyes on, and also one to listen to.

Moving onto the remixes, both Cosmic Armchair and Electro Spectre handed out their own versions of the title song. I absolutely adored the trance touches in Cosmic Armchair's mix, and really appreciated the final few minutes of the song where the trance went along with the rest of the beat. Electro Spectre offered up a slower mix of the song, with a bit of a backdrop serving to underscore the rest of the electronic beat at first, the vocals then came in right before getting into the bulk of the song, where dragging beats, a more heavier atmosphere, and bass just pulsated straight through my headphones. It was a wonderful edit.

Finally, Terrolokaust worked their magic with Parasite. Definitely spinning off into the dark electro field, and at first a bit standard for the genre, it slowly worked its way to a darker sort of dance song that will certainly appeal to club goers, and possibly even DJs. Also, the piano work infused within the song was very well done.

And, in the end, I walk away from this two man powerhouse very well impressed. Though there was only one song presented, I can only express more interest in exploring what else they have to offer. Very well done, Mondträume. You've found yourself a new fan.
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Brutal Resonance

Mondträume - Life is short EP

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Alfa-Matrix
This is a single from one of Alfa-Matrix's discoveries from 2013, Mondträume. This duo hails from Spain, and this EP teased their debut album, Empty. I guess, since the album is already out, that this is me catching up and teasing myself to listening to the actual album itself. But, along with the single comes two remixes of the title song, as well as a remix of another one of their songs, Parasite.

With modern synthpop style, the duo comes out to great fare with the title track to open this four track EP. When I read the information about the release, it stated that Damasius had a "unique voice that adds a unique emotional touch of romance and despair to the compositions.". And, honestly, I think that quote perfectly describes the man's voice. It's sometimes beautiful, but there's always a touch of depression on them to sink you back in your seat and understand there's a sort of dark mist surveying whoever is touching out to your ears with such decent chords. This track is definitely one to keep your eyes on, and also one to listen to.

Moving onto the remixes, both Cosmic Armchair and Electro Spectre handed out their own versions of the title song. I absolutely adored the trance touches in Cosmic Armchair's mix, and really appreciated the final few minutes of the song where the trance went along with the rest of the beat. Electro Spectre offered up a slower mix of the song, with a bit of a backdrop serving to underscore the rest of the electronic beat at first, the vocals then came in right before getting into the bulk of the song, where dragging beats, a more heavier atmosphere, and bass just pulsated straight through my headphones. It was a wonderful edit.

Finally, Terrolokaust worked their magic with Parasite. Definitely spinning off into the dark electro field, and at first a bit standard for the genre, it slowly worked its way to a darker sort of dance song that will certainly appeal to club goers, and possibly even DJs. Also, the piano work infused within the song was very well done.

And, in the end, I walk away from this two man powerhouse very well impressed. Though there was only one song presented, I can only express more interest in exploring what else they have to offer. Very well done, Mondträume. You've found yourself a new fan. Jun 15 2014

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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