No Sleep By The Machine - Quadrilateral
Old School EBM, Electro-Industrial Wow, this one is a toughie, 'Quadrilateral' is a 19 track Old School EBM epos. As hinted, it has something to do with the number 4. As you might have seen, I reviewed No Sleep By The Machine's EP trilogy '1', '2' and '3' in one single review. All of those tracks are found on this album, together with another seven tracks that are previously unreleased, and my guess is that they are '4', in another shape.

So I'm going to focus this review on the seven new tracks, the other 12 tracks you are able to read about in my previous review. The first track on the album is "Yellow Mica" and it's one of the highlights of this album, reminds me very much of old-school Project Pitchfork. So does the second track "KQQ". "No Shine" is a noisy and very industrial track that quite does not fit my taste.

"Underwater" goes back to the Skinny Puppy influences and part from the high pitched melody, nothing really stands out. "Broken, Shattered and Smothered" follows the same agenda as the previous tracks.

For you that can count, we still have two tracks to go, those two are "Last One" and "Truth" that are similar to what we found on the '1' release in its sound and shape, however, tracks like "Humanity" from that album glows more bright than those two.

One thing I noticed while listening to this 19 track album is that I enjoyed No Sleep By The Machine a whole lot more when they were separated into fragments in the form of EPs. Each EP had its own sense of style and influences and it made it to quite a whole sum experience. This is simply to much and you are left incapable of really connect with the great amount of tracks, not like you did when they were EP's.

I must say that I think that the new tracks does not uphold the same quality as I felt during the three EP's, but perhaps I would have experienced them in another way if they were just four tracks on a release called '4' instead of 'Quadrilateral'.
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No Sleep By The Machine - Quadrilateral

Wow, this one is a toughie, 'Quadrilateral' is a 19 track Old School EBM epos. As hinted, it has something to do with the number 4. As you might have seen, I reviewed No Sleep By The Machine's EP trilogy '1', '2' and '3' in one single review. All of those tracks are found on this album, together with another seven tracks that are previously unreleased, and my guess is that they are '4', in another shape.

So I'm going to focus this review on the seven new tracks, the other 12 tracks you are able to read about in my previous review. The first track on the album is "Yellow Mica" and it's one of the highlights of this album, reminds me very much of old-school Project Pitchfork. So does the second track "KQQ". "No Shine" is a noisy and very industrial track that quite does not fit my taste.

"Underwater" goes back to the Skinny Puppy influences and part from the high pitched melody, nothing really stands out. "Broken, Shattered and Smothered" follows the same agenda as the previous tracks.

For you that can count, we still have two tracks to go, those two are "Last One" and "Truth" that are similar to what we found on the '1' release in its sound and shape, however, tracks like "Humanity" from that album glows more bright than those two.

One thing I noticed while listening to this 19 track album is that I enjoyed No Sleep By The Machine a whole lot more when they were separated into fragments in the form of EPs. Each EP had its own sense of style and influences and it made it to quite a whole sum experience. This is simply to much and you are left incapable of really connect with the great amount of tracks, not like you did when they were EP's.

I must say that I think that the new tracks does not uphold the same quality as I felt during the three EP's, but perhaps I would have experienced them in another way if they were just four tracks on a release called '4' instead of 'Quadrilateral'. Apr 18 2013

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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