needless art - embryo e.p. #1
Ambient, Experimental needless art is Gavin Moffat, a man from South Africa who has made his second release available just on the first of this month, and it's titled embryo e.p. #1. Getting a pretty big mixture of all sorts of sounds that bring out a amalgamation of electronic bits and bobs makes for a bit of an ambient appeal.

g is for groove is the first track which showcases his style; the first minute of which focuses on minimal experimental electronic sounds that showcase a knack for combing little tits and tats together here and there. The latter half of the song brings in a bit of a sturdy ambient underlying synth chord; it's not heavy, but it's there, and gives off a decent sound to stand on. I will admit that I got bored by the song eventually, and was hoping it would end sooner than later, as the same sounds persisted for a good while without maintaining a good feel to keep me going.

c is for can't find it also led in with some more intricate electronic works. But, really, it served more or less as background music to what I was doing as my day went on. I couldn't really heavily get involved in it. It was nice, but it wasn't also as drawing as it could have been. The ambient work in it added a bit of mystery, but combined with the electronic overtunes, it really didn't combine nicely.

d is for drone is the last song in this EP, but, once more, it didn't do much for me. What was present was nice sounding, in all honesty, but it lacked a certain quality to really make me say, "I'm gonna stop everything right now and really listen to this." It's interesting, but not enough to really make me want to get heavily involved with it. And I suppose that's how I feel overall about this release. Sure, there are some sounds that are decent, and each song in itself captures my interest for a minute or two, but after, they dull and I don't really have the want to listen to them anymore. And, minimalism is hard to pull off, but there has to be something really catchy, something really nice to persuade the listener into staying for a while. And this EP just doesn't have that quality.
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needless art - embryo e.p. #1

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2014
needless art is Gavin Moffat, a man from South Africa who has made his second release available just on the first of this month, and it's titled embryo e.p. #1. Getting a pretty big mixture of all sorts of sounds that bring out a amalgamation of electronic bits and bobs makes for a bit of an ambient appeal.

g is for groove is the first track which showcases his style; the first minute of which focuses on minimal experimental electronic sounds that showcase a knack for combing little tits and tats together here and there. The latter half of the song brings in a bit of a sturdy ambient underlying synth chord; it's not heavy, but it's there, and gives off a decent sound to stand on. I will admit that I got bored by the song eventually, and was hoping it would end sooner than later, as the same sounds persisted for a good while without maintaining a good feel to keep me going.

c is for can't find it also led in with some more intricate electronic works. But, really, it served more or less as background music to what I was doing as my day went on. I couldn't really heavily get involved in it. It was nice, but it wasn't also as drawing as it could have been. The ambient work in it added a bit of mystery, but combined with the electronic overtunes, it really didn't combine nicely.

d is for drone is the last song in this EP, but, once more, it didn't do much for me. What was present was nice sounding, in all honesty, but it lacked a certain quality to really make me say, "I'm gonna stop everything right now and really listen to this." It's interesting, but not enough to really make me want to get heavily involved with it. And I suppose that's how I feel overall about this release. Sure, there are some sounds that are decent, and each song in itself captures my interest for a minute or two, but after, they dull and I don't really have the want to listen to them anymore. And, minimalism is hard to pull off, but there has to be something really catchy, something really nice to persuade the listener into staying for a while. And this EP just doesn't have that quality. Aug 15 2014

Off label

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

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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