Comiti - Luminous and Sparkling
This review was commissioned. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.
You know, just the other day I posted on our Facebook page, “If I had a dollar for every single darkwave song containing a man incoherently mumbling to himself in a deep voice, I'd have at least a thousand dollars.” And I think Comiti might have read that just to prove me right as that’s almost practically what we receive on their latest double, “Luminous and Sparkling”. Sarcasm and jokes aside, this Texas producer is onto something special. Combining the moodiness of darkwave, the mysticism of ambiance, and the gothic tension of darkwave music, Comiti has crafted a small but incredibly fun offering on “Luminous and Sparkling”.
The title track is a nasty beat boy. Slamming percussion and kickdrums hit heavy in the song, making a powerful bout of EBM-based rhythm. However, the ambiance gives it a gothic edge, as if you’re exploring a vampire’s haunted mansion with trepidation in a video game. The deep pitched voice, barely audible, and mumbling (as stated above) is present, but it’s not that distracting and adds a bit of moodiness to the track. I do admit it would be nice to have a vocalist on the track that can be just as powerful as the beat. The second track on the album ‘For the Feeling’ goes for more of a gut punch with the four-on-the-floor approach. More suited to dancefloors at a local industrial night than anything. Different enough from the first to be appealing, but a similar sound bank.
“Luminous and Sparkling” is a short, sweet, and to the point double that holds no hands and provides energetic rhythms whilst combining niche genres into one another. It’s simple, fun, and powerful all at the same time. Seven and a half out of ten.Nov 29 2022
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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