Pyrroline - Ruins Outlast
EBM, Industrial If you like late 80's, early 90's EBM; in particular Skinny Puppy and Frontline Assembly, then listening to this album you will be in your element.

The album kicks of with "Disobedience", which sets up the recurring musical themes of old school EBM throughout the album. "Effulgent", "The Enclave", and "Godmode" are all very much one big indulgence in late 80's early 90's alternative electro/EBM, every beat, synth line and melody! But this is no bad thing, when it's done as well as this.

"Again" and "Incomplete" breaks the mold a little by having a female vocalist They also possess some quite exquisite composition of synth, drum beats and melody; creating a very ethereal feel to the tracks. "Only living" (again with the captivating vocals of Schmoun) and "Ruin Outlast-Cultures Fall" has elements of early 80's synth; think in particular Japan and New Order, blended superbly with old school EBM sensibilities. The vocals on "Only Living" mixed with the ambience created by the music, give it a sweeping film soundtrack feel to it. The Kavinsky track "Nightcall" featured on the soundtrack for the film Drive springs to mind.

The elements that bind this album together are the superb production and composition. Yes, It's evidently clear that the album has been influenced by the forefathers of the electro industrial scene, and somewhat by 80's synth. It's not treading any new ground; but at the same time you have to give the songs credit for being really well written and produced. Each individual track on the album just works very well. It certainly puts to big shame the sheer amount of drivel that is termed "industrial electro", or EBM currently!
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Pyrroline - Ruins Outlast

If you like late 80's, early 90's EBM; in particular Skinny Puppy and Frontline Assembly, then listening to this album you will be in your element.

The album kicks of with "Disobedience", which sets up the recurring musical themes of old school EBM throughout the album. "Effulgent", "The Enclave", and "Godmode" are all very much one big indulgence in late 80's early 90's alternative electro/EBM, every beat, synth line and melody! But this is no bad thing, when it's done as well as this.

"Again" and "Incomplete" breaks the mold a little by having a female vocalist They also possess some quite exquisite composition of synth, drum beats and melody; creating a very ethereal feel to the tracks. "Only living" (again with the captivating vocals of Schmoun) and "Ruin Outlast-Cultures Fall" has elements of early 80's synth; think in particular Japan and New Order, blended superbly with old school EBM sensibilities. The vocals on "Only Living" mixed with the ambience created by the music, give it a sweeping film soundtrack feel to it. The Kavinsky track "Nightcall" featured on the soundtrack for the film Drive springs to mind.

The elements that bind this album together are the superb production and composition. Yes, It's evidently clear that the album has been influenced by the forefathers of the electro industrial scene, and somewhat by 80's synth. It's not treading any new ground; but at the same time you have to give the songs credit for being really well written and produced. Each individual track on the album just works very well. It certainly puts to big shame the sheer amount of drivel that is termed "industrial electro", or EBM currently! May 18 2013

Stefan Davey

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