Nightcrawler - Beware Of The Humans
Synthwave George Gold has been a first hand witness to the violence and chaos currently erupting in Spain due to the Catalonia controversy. The darker world he has been subjected is a real life horror and one that not a single soul should ever experience in their life. However, out of the crisis in life there is always something good to happen in the shadows. In this case George Gold looks in the eyes of his family to understand that not everything is lost. And because of that, he has also released his feelings, attitude, and stress into a format that is beloved and praised by many - his project Nightcrawler. 

Since I first discovered Nightcrawler in 2015 I have been an avid fan, following his one off singles and EPs as well as the splendid remixes that have come about. His collaboration efforts have always been dutifully fulfilling to the ears, and I cannot express how well his music would go with a horror film; if I ever made a slasher film, he would be the first man I'd contact to score the soundtrack. And through following him I have come to discover his most recent record Beware Of The Humans, a ten track masterpiece.

The album starts off with an introductory track titled Arrival, whose story sounds off as if an alien humanoid race is descending upon Earth for the first time. From there I entered a world of synthesized bliss as dark dance songs full of horror vibes blessed my ears - just what I expected from who I've seen called "the Spanish John Carpenter". Whether it's the spine tingling track 'Blood Rage' that pays homage to the 1987 slasher flick of the same name, or the slower, thumpier 'Warfare', Nightcrawler knows how to make your blood boil. 

The collaboration efforts on the album are absolute delights as a plethora of artists lend their talents to Nightcrawler. Guitars pace well with the synths on 'Hell on Earth' thanks to Ultraboss, while Jared Kyle provides his creepy presence to 'Hypnosis'. Cristian Bergagna gives the synths some love on Nation of Trash' as Mynationshit takes the steering wheel on 'Phantom Planet'. These acts working together is pure genius. 

My favorite track on the whole album is the title track 'Beware of the Humans' which has a decidedly synthpop bend. More club worthy, not as spooky, but still dreamy and retro enough to fit on the album. This one is killer and will be my go to track when speaking of Beware Of The Humans to any other soul on the planet. 

Nightcrawler has poured his nightmare reality into a work of fiction, and through this I hope some resolve is met for this fantastic producer. The slashing, clean cut presentation of the album as well as the wonderful, stark cover art and red vinyl are to die for. The music fits perfectly in for this Halloween season so get a move on and get listening to this. I'm not giving it a nine out of ten for no reason. 


5
Brutal Resonance

Nightcrawler - Beware Of The Humans

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2017
George Gold has been a first hand witness to the violence and chaos currently erupting in Spain due to the Catalonia controversy. The darker world he has been subjected is a real life horror and one that not a single soul should ever experience in their life. However, out of the crisis in life there is always something good to happen in the shadows. In this case George Gold looks in the eyes of his family to understand that not everything is lost. And because of that, he has also released his feelings, attitude, and stress into a format that is beloved and praised by many - his project Nightcrawler. 

Since I first discovered Nightcrawler in 2015 I have been an avid fan, following his one off singles and EPs as well as the splendid remixes that have come about. His collaboration efforts have always been dutifully fulfilling to the ears, and I cannot express how well his music would go with a horror film; if I ever made a slasher film, he would be the first man I'd contact to score the soundtrack. And through following him I have come to discover his most recent record Beware Of The Humans, a ten track masterpiece.

The album starts off with an introductory track titled Arrival, whose story sounds off as if an alien humanoid race is descending upon Earth for the first time. From there I entered a world of synthesized bliss as dark dance songs full of horror vibes blessed my ears - just what I expected from who I've seen called "the Spanish John Carpenter". Whether it's the spine tingling track 'Blood Rage' that pays homage to the 1987 slasher flick of the same name, or the slower, thumpier 'Warfare', Nightcrawler knows how to make your blood boil. 

The collaboration efforts on the album are absolute delights as a plethora of artists lend their talents to Nightcrawler. Guitars pace well with the synths on 'Hell on Earth' thanks to Ultraboss, while Jared Kyle provides his creepy presence to 'Hypnosis'. Cristian Bergagna gives the synths some love on Nation of Trash' as Mynationshit takes the steering wheel on 'Phantom Planet'. These acts working together is pure genius. 

My favorite track on the whole album is the title track 'Beware of the Humans' which has a decidedly synthpop bend. More club worthy, not as spooky, but still dreamy and retro enough to fit on the album. This one is killer and will be my go to track when speaking of Beware Of The Humans to any other soul on the planet. 

Nightcrawler has poured his nightmare reality into a work of fiction, and through this I hope some resolve is met for this fantastic producer. The slashing, clean cut presentation of the album as well as the wonderful, stark cover art and red vinyl are to die for. The music fits perfectly in for this Halloween season so get a move on and get listening to this. I'm not giving it a nine out of ten for no reason. 


Oct 29 2017

Off label

Official relesae 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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