Statement / Amplitude Zero Old School EBM, EBM Aesthetische In 2011, two lads, one each from Aghast View and Biopsy (Fabricio Viscardi and Guilherme Pires) formed an electronic project and Aesthetische was born. And I for one am damn glad they did as the pair combine together for some outstanding sounds and song writing. Late September 2013 saw the release of a 4 track digital EP 'Statement / Amplitude Zero'. This marks the 5th release from Aesthetische and this is the fourth EP /single of the five in the Discography. So to the stats as usual. Four tracks, two originals and both tracks remixed, running at 22 minutes and all tracks are close enough to 128 BPM as makes no difference. All four tracks have great intros / outros for the DJs among us that still use such things and not auto sync / auto mix their way through sets. "Statement" starts the EP of with what I can best describe as (and bare with me on this) EBM cross Trance cross big vocals. Beats and bass bring the EBM feel. The stabs and female vocal stutters bring to mind the classic trance of the 90's including the breaks and wind downs and ups. This is my favourite track of the four and in a set can work well bring trance into the EBM sound, (which I think is where EBM should be integrated anyhow). The vocals have that little touch of harshness that give "Statement" that harder edge. The second track "Amplitude Zero" again starts with a trance style stabs, echos and intro but using EBM sounds and beats and the trance rise into a little dubstep piece. This is the "tranciest" of the four tracks by far and fought hard for my favourite track. Again, having the harsher vocal gives "Amplitude" that edge. The EdoBot remix of "Statement" is the third track. I don't know who EdoBot is but after this review I am going to find out more about him/her/them. This remix gives the track a more of an early F242 feel and is more instrumental. Great remix although the original still works better for me. The EP finishes with the Halo In Reverse remix of "Amplitude Zero". The remix makes everything a little bit more chunkier bass wise with sounds and structures reminiscent of bits and pieces of NIN. And the vocal effect given sounds a lot like the lovable Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip). A brilliant remix, not long enough for my personal taste, but I'm a fussy bastard sometimes. OK. So the wrap up. If you are one of those that trawls through YouTube looking for remixes and then discover the remixers have great stuff as well, this EP will give you that little intro Halo In Reverse and EdoBot. And Aesthetische should be proud of that. However, the best thing about this EP is that it has made me want to go and discover more Aesthetische and they will most likely get some money from me (the pittance that it is that gets back to the artists anyhow). They should get some from you too. 450
Brutal Resonance

Aesthetische - Statement / Amplitude Zero

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Alfa-Matrix
In 2011, two lads, one each from Aghast View and Biopsy (Fabricio Viscardi and Guilherme Pires) formed an electronic project and Aesthetische was born. And I for one am damn glad they did as the pair combine together for some outstanding sounds and song writing.

Late September 2013 saw the release of a 4 track digital EP 'Statement / Amplitude Zero'. This marks the 5th release from Aesthetische and this is the fourth EP /single of the five in the Discography.

So to the stats as usual. Four tracks, two originals and both tracks remixed, running at 22 minutes and all tracks are close enough to 128 BPM as makes no difference. All four tracks have great intros / outros for the DJs among us that still use such things and not auto sync / auto mix their way through sets.

"Statement" starts the EP of with what I can best describe as (and bare with me on this) EBM cross Trance cross big vocals. Beats and bass bring the EBM feel. The stabs and female vocal stutters bring to mind the classic trance of the 90's including the breaks and wind downs and ups. This is my favourite track of the four and in a set can work well bring trance into the EBM sound, (which I think is where EBM should be integrated anyhow). The vocals have that little touch of harshness that give "Statement" that harder edge.

The second track "Amplitude Zero" again starts with a trance style stabs, echos and intro but using EBM sounds and beats and the trance rise into a little dubstep piece. This is the "tranciest" of the four tracks by far and fought hard for my favourite track. Again, having the harsher vocal gives "Amplitude" that edge.

The EdoBot remix of "Statement" is the third track. I don't know who EdoBot is but after this review I am going to find out more about him/her/them. This remix gives the track a more of an early F242 feel and is more instrumental. Great remix although the original still works better for me.

The EP finishes with the Halo In Reverse remix of "Amplitude Zero". The remix makes everything a little bit more chunkier bass wise with sounds and structures reminiscent of bits and pieces of NIN. And the vocal effect given sounds a lot like the lovable Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip). A brilliant remix, not long enough for my personal taste, but I'm a fussy bastard sometimes.

OK. So the wrap up. If you are one of those that trawls through YouTube looking for remixes and then discover the remixers have great stuff as well, this EP will give you that little intro Halo In Reverse and EdoBot. And Aesthetische should be proud of that.

However, the best thing about this EP is that it has made me want to go and discover more Aesthetische and they will most likely get some money from me (the pittance that it is that gets back to the artists anyhow).

They should get some from you too. Oct 08 2013

Dj Wolf

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been DJing for 30+ years and been lucky to have done Dj support for Assemblage 23, Grendel, Nachtmahr, Shiv-r, Psyche, Icon Of Coil, among others. As Digital Anodyne I've written and remixed, Retrogramme, Leaether Strip, Rational Youth, Psyche, Pluvio, Arkyus and so forth. I'm a music fan of electronic music with a thirst to hear new music as often as possible. Writing for Brutal Resonance for the last 5 years gives me the opportunity to share that passion. music//DJ\\remix

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