The Rage Experience - Experience 1.0
Electro, EBM Kurtis Olson is the name of the game here, starting this project this year and releasing an EP of sorts with three tracks and two remixes. Quoting bands such as XP8, Suicide Commando, FGFC820 and Miss Construction as his influences for his electro and EBM project, it was worth taking a gander at his project.

It's a completely instrumental album, aiming to set the dancefloor in the right direction with bouncy beats and all that good jazz. However, there is a huge problem in the fact that most of his tracks loop repeatedly and don't really know when to change things up. The first song, En, suffers from this immensely. This three minute tracks doesn't do much other than play the same beat, add another drop about half way through the song, and then takes out the main synth to finish it off. Pretty boring in my case.

The Happy In The Hollow fixed that up a bit. While not completely going off the rails in any given direction, and while not really changing much up, it still varied a bit here and there to make it worth a listen. The Dungeon was perhaps my favorite of the three fresh tracks. It was hard and heavy hitting, and would fit perfectly for some clubbing at a midnight party.

And then came along the remixes. The Distorted remix of En, while adding flavor to the song, still kept up the same repetitious loop that was none too impressive. And, the Darkness remix of The Dungeon lightened up the beat, added in a lot more drum'n'bass, but didn't really get me going too much. Especially after it suffered the same curse as most of the other songs did, and that would be repetition.

And, I suppose that's where the main problem lies within this album; the repetition. This guy does have some good beats broadcast on display, here. However, if he wants to fix things even further and make a good album, he's going to have to forget about looping and vary up the tracks so I don't sit hear with the same beat hammering into my head for three minutes at a time.
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Brutal Resonance

The Rage Experience - Experience 1.0

5.0
"Mediocre"
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Electroracle
Released off label 2014
Kurtis Olson is the name of the game here, starting this project this year and releasing an EP of sorts with three tracks and two remixes. Quoting bands such as XP8, Suicide Commando, FGFC820 and Miss Construction as his influences for his electro and EBM project, it was worth taking a gander at his project.

It's a completely instrumental album, aiming to set the dancefloor in the right direction with bouncy beats and all that good jazz. However, there is a huge problem in the fact that most of his tracks loop repeatedly and don't really know when to change things up. The first song, En, suffers from this immensely. This three minute tracks doesn't do much other than play the same beat, add another drop about half way through the song, and then takes out the main synth to finish it off. Pretty boring in my case.

The Happy In The Hollow fixed that up a bit. While not completely going off the rails in any given direction, and while not really changing much up, it still varied a bit here and there to make it worth a listen. The Dungeon was perhaps my favorite of the three fresh tracks. It was hard and heavy hitting, and would fit perfectly for some clubbing at a midnight party.

And then came along the remixes. The Distorted remix of En, while adding flavor to the song, still kept up the same repetitious loop that was none too impressive. And, the Darkness remix of The Dungeon lightened up the beat, added in a lot more drum'n'bass, but didn't really get me going too much. Especially after it suffered the same curse as most of the other songs did, and that would be repetition.

And, I suppose that's where the main problem lies within this album; the repetition. This guy does have some good beats broadcast on display, here. However, if he wants to fix things even further and make a good album, he's going to have to forget about looping and vary up the tracks so I don't sit hear with the same beat hammering into my head for three minutes at a time. Mar 21 2014

Off label

Official release 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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