Project-X - Needles & Control
EBM It's been seven years since the last release from Project-X if you leave out the limited '10 Years Anniversary EP' that came out in 2005. It's been a lot of rumours if a new album was on the way or not, and I'm sure glad to see something is released from the guys.

A bit surprising though, the first track on this EP called 'Needles & Control' is a cover of Joy Division's "She's Lost Control"from 1979. That is really not what I would have expected. What I absolutely did not expect was that it is a superb track. Project-X have really managed to turn this New Wave classic into a straight forward and great EBM tune in true Project-X style part from that Torny is actually singing. Very well done and a surprising move.

There's also a Leaether Strip remix of the cover, which surprise me, since you would think that the band would like one of their own tunes to be remixed, but this is not a bad thing, Claus remix is, like usual when he does remixes, really great and have a little bit different approach where his sound really goes through.

The track "Needle (2010)" is more of a classic Project-X song. Hard-beating, Heavy and with Torny's old great screaming. The same goes for the fourth track "Is This What You Wanted". Still, I think the sound is a bit heavier and old-school than on 'Modus Operandi' from 2003. Perhaps Jouni Ollila (ex Pouppee Fabrikk) had something to do with that?

This is a great release from the band and I'm really pleased about it. I can't wait for the upcoming album due this autumn, hopefully, you never know. What you do know is that you will hear everything about it here at Brutal Resonance.
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Brutal Resonance

Project-X - Needles & Control

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Memento Materia
It's been seven years since the last release from Project-X if you leave out the limited '10 Years Anniversary EP' that came out in 2005. It's been a lot of rumours if a new album was on the way or not, and I'm sure glad to see something is released from the guys.

A bit surprising though, the first track on this EP called 'Needles & Control' is a cover of Joy Division's "She's Lost Control"from 1979. That is really not what I would have expected. What I absolutely did not expect was that it is a superb track. Project-X have really managed to turn this New Wave classic into a straight forward and great EBM tune in true Project-X style part from that Torny is actually singing. Very well done and a surprising move.

There's also a Leaether Strip remix of the cover, which surprise me, since you would think that the band would like one of their own tunes to be remixed, but this is not a bad thing, Claus remix is, like usual when he does remixes, really great and have a little bit different approach where his sound really goes through.

The track "Needle (2010)" is more of a classic Project-X song. Hard-beating, Heavy and with Torny's old great screaming. The same goes for the fourth track "Is This What You Wanted". Still, I think the sound is a bit heavier and old-school than on 'Modus Operandi' from 2003. Perhaps Jouni Ollila (ex Pouppee Fabrikk) had something to do with that?

This is a great release from the band and I'm really pleased about it. I can't wait for the upcoming album due this autumn, hopefully, you never know. What you do know is that you will hear everything about it here at Brutal Resonance.
Feb 16 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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