Mourmansk 150 - Yes We Conflict
Power Electronics, Industrial It is not a secret, that power electronics music has a strong emotional impulse becoming a trumpet of protest and revolt. Mourmansk 150 proves that point for more the fifteen years already with a huge pack of releases full of energy and rage. With 'Yes We Conflict' they reload their gun that was kept dry for two years and fire a heavy bullet of a noisy terror.

The genre of this album is plain and straight without trying to flirt with the listener using unknown techniques. What you receive in this package is an uncompromising wall of distorted violence which tries to storm the base of my sanity from the first seconds of cd run. "Kommando 150" is an unorganized cacophony of rising and fading noises, scratches and beats is changed by "Burn Bruni Burn" full of screaming voice hopefully that support this sonic hell. A little bit of rhythm is added in "I Nationale F" where droning pulsations change their frequency from time to time to carve a dense canvas of colorful noise. The energy that started with the great power in "Kommando 150" is slowly fading away, giving the music more industrial, but softer touch, leaving the elements of power noise behind. "Ill Ny A Rien Pour Toi" is a short but extremely dirty and entertaining track with a very low bass scratching, that transforms to almost mystical composition "Kill The Veneer" where drones of working mechanism put a constant pressure on my eardrums. From that point and on the album is kept in the same stable way, full of machinery and industrialism, through "Concealed Weapon" and up to "Crave" the tones are almost not changed being hostile and aggressive towards abuse, ignorance and perversion of the civilization.

The sound changes significantly when moving to the final part of the album that consists of four parts of the same named track "France Atrocious Geopolitical Medallings". The music becomes much more brutal, almost of power noise origin where uncontrolled energies flounce all around to raise a strain to the higher levels. The oppressive vocals are still there giving a full support to this sick structure.

As a result of the manipulation with noisy layers, I receive a good power electronics album without any specific disadvantages, but also without claiming to be a masterpiece. This release doesn't experiment too much and exploits the same well-known elements with passion that will find its audience for sure.
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Mourmansk 150 - Yes We Conflict

It is not a secret, that power electronics music has a strong emotional impulse becoming a trumpet of protest and revolt. Mourmansk 150 proves that point for more the fifteen years already with a huge pack of releases full of energy and rage. With 'Yes We Conflict' they reload their gun that was kept dry for two years and fire a heavy bullet of a noisy terror.

The genre of this album is plain and straight without trying to flirt with the listener using unknown techniques. What you receive in this package is an uncompromising wall of distorted violence which tries to storm the base of my sanity from the first seconds of cd run. "Kommando 150" is an unorganized cacophony of rising and fading noises, scratches and beats is changed by "Burn Bruni Burn" full of screaming voice hopefully that support this sonic hell. A little bit of rhythm is added in "I Nationale F" where droning pulsations change their frequency from time to time to carve a dense canvas of colorful noise. The energy that started with the great power in "Kommando 150" is slowly fading away, giving the music more industrial, but softer touch, leaving the elements of power noise behind. "Ill Ny A Rien Pour Toi" is a short but extremely dirty and entertaining track with a very low bass scratching, that transforms to almost mystical composition "Kill The Veneer" where drones of working mechanism put a constant pressure on my eardrums. From that point and on the album is kept in the same stable way, full of machinery and industrialism, through "Concealed Weapon" and up to "Crave" the tones are almost not changed being hostile and aggressive towards abuse, ignorance and perversion of the civilization.

The sound changes significantly when moving to the final part of the album that consists of four parts of the same named track "France Atrocious Geopolitical Medallings". The music becomes much more brutal, almost of power noise origin where uncontrolled energies flounce all around to raise a strain to the higher levels. The oppressive vocals are still there giving a full support to this sick structure.

As a result of the manipulation with noisy layers, I receive a good power electronics album without any specific disadvantages, but also without claiming to be a masterpiece. This release doesn't experiment too much and exploits the same well-known elements with passion that will find its audience for sure. Dec 10 2012

Andrew Dienes

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