Unitary - Second to None
EBM, Futurepop Johan Hansson is the man behind Unitary. He has earlier released a CD single with four tracks and has also been on two of Memento Materia's compilations, but then using another name.

This record is an off label production and are eight tracks long. Johan himself calls his music for Futurepop, but I would rather say that it sounds like pure EBM, but that's just a matter of opinion. Everything on this record is made with only one hardware component (a triton WS) which means that no software at all have been used. Unfortunately you can hear this sometimes and I would have liked a couple of nice effects, especially on the voice.

Much time has been spent on the lyrics because Johan want them to point to culture and ideological thoughts. He also wants to deliver some strong feelings and emotions. I can just simply agree and think that the lyrics have a good standard.

The record has its bright moments and on the whole it is a good production, although you feel that it sometimes sounds like everything else. The track "Via Dolorsa" made me raise my eyebrows and smile with its sampled coir and it's kind of similar with Apoptygma Berzerk's "Love Never Dies". Beautiful and smart.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Unitary - Second to None

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2003
Johan Hansson is the man behind Unitary. He has earlier released a CD single with four tracks and has also been on two of Memento Materia's compilations, but then using another name.

This record is an off label production and are eight tracks long. Johan himself calls his music for Futurepop, but I would rather say that it sounds like pure EBM, but that's just a matter of opinion. Everything on this record is made with only one hardware component (a triton WS) which means that no software at all have been used. Unfortunately you can hear this sometimes and I would have liked a couple of nice effects, especially on the voice.

Much time has been spent on the lyrics because Johan want them to point to culture and ideological thoughts. He also wants to deliver some strong feelings and emotions. I can just simply agree and think that the lyrics have a good standard.

The record has its bright moments and on the whole it is a good production, although you feel that it sometimes sounds like everything else. The track "Via Dolorsa" made me raise my eyebrows and smile with its sampled coir and it's kind of similar with Apoptygma Berzerk's "Love Never Dies". Beautiful and smart.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com Jan 01 2003

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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