Syd.31 - MINIVIEW: Drowning In Air
Industrial, Synthpop Industrial-punk enthusiasts Syd.31 are back with their most recent EP "Drowning In Air". Dr Magic used his anger and frustration against political systems to lash out as much as he could when shouting out the band's lyrics. He went so far as to climb thousands of feet above sea level to record his voice in environments where oxygen was spare. Passing out, blacking out, and pretty much putting himself in harm's way was all part of the experience, but it paid off well enough on its own as "Drowning In Air" is a healthy but angry way to both sing and stomp a way through issues. 

'Disorder' is the first track on the album, and its punk attitude encourages anyone who listens to the song to get out there and absolutely cause chaos and anarchy. Kommand+Kontrol's electro influences rave on 'Revolution'; it sounds a bit odd compared with Dr Magic's voice, but it works nonetheless. 'No Fear' brings Paresis and Beinaheleidenscaftsgegenstand on board. The song is quite good, shifting from harder electronic segments to softer, calmer segments where whispers take over rather than screaming. 'Hate' was a cyberpunk trance like song; if the future ever came forth sooner rather than later and punk lived on, this would be the theme song for the culture that would arise. Lastly, an awesome club song comes in with 'Mr Vain', as Noisuf-X teamed up with Syd.31 for this little number. It also features Pam Van Damned, so there's a little extra spice added into this sauce. Overall, for a short five track EP, Syd.31 managed to pack in a lot of punch and charge. 

Syd.31's "Drowning In Air" is dedication to keeping industrial punk and resulted in a powerfully charged EP featuring multiple collaborations with various artists. Dance angry, cause anarchy, and listen to Syd.31. 
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Syd.31 - MINIVIEW: Drowning In Air

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by AnalogueTrash
Industrial-punk enthusiasts Syd.31 are back with their most recent EP "Drowning In Air". Dr Magic used his anger and frustration against political systems to lash out as much as he could when shouting out the band's lyrics. He went so far as to climb thousands of feet above sea level to record his voice in environments where oxygen was spare. Passing out, blacking out, and pretty much putting himself in harm's way was all part of the experience, but it paid off well enough on its own as "Drowning In Air" is a healthy but angry way to both sing and stomp a way through issues. 

'Disorder' is the first track on the album, and its punk attitude encourages anyone who listens to the song to get out there and absolutely cause chaos and anarchy. Kommand+Kontrol's electro influences rave on 'Revolution'; it sounds a bit odd compared with Dr Magic's voice, but it works nonetheless. 'No Fear' brings Paresis and Beinaheleidenscaftsgegenstand on board. The song is quite good, shifting from harder electronic segments to softer, calmer segments where whispers take over rather than screaming. 'Hate' was a cyberpunk trance like song; if the future ever came forth sooner rather than later and punk lived on, this would be the theme song for the culture that would arise. Lastly, an awesome club song comes in with 'Mr Vain', as Noisuf-X teamed up with Syd.31 for this little number. It also features Pam Van Damned, so there's a little extra spice added into this sauce. Overall, for a short five track EP, Syd.31 managed to pack in a lot of punch and charge. 

Syd.31's "Drowning In Air" is dedication to keeping industrial punk and resulted in a powerfully charged EP featuring multiple collaborations with various artists. Dance angry, cause anarchy, and listen to Syd.31. 
Nov 08 2015

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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