Crystal Walls (With bublikstas) Techno, Industrial Corvad Ever since he established his own record label, Cosmism Records, Corvad has been on a roll. His previous single 'Breakdown', which was made in collaboration with Ghost Dance, was celebrated by both dancefloor aficionados and myself. Corvad has not stopped in his domination of the industrial-techno scene, as he has now released his brand-new single 'Crystal Walls'. Made hand-in-hand with fellow Belarusian electronic music producer Bublikstas, the single has been described as "the anthem of the time in which the post-Soviet countries exist now." While I can't say if I entirely agree with that or not, what I can say is that 'Crystal Walls' is a phenomenal banger from these two. bublikstas, Corvad - Crystal Walls (feat. Anneq C) by Corvad / Cosmism Records'Crystal Walls' takes the best from sci-fi / cyberpunk inspired soundtracks and places it within the track. The digitized vocals from Anneq C fit in entirely too well; I feel as if she's meant to represent the discombobulated character found within the cover art. I found the seemingly slower pace to be of my taste as well; it allows the beat to slowly sink its future-tech rhythms into my veins with ease. My only complaint about the single is the noisy, motorcycle-like noise that's found within the track. It sounds like someone's just constantly revving their Harley outside of my house at 8am in the morning. It's not the most comforting noise. When this sound mixes with the rest of the sounds its well received. However, when it's front and center, such as around the fifty-five second mark, it sounds awful. Corvad, Bublikstas, and Anneq C all deserve a round of applause for their efforts on this single. I'm only hoping that Corvad is gearing up for a full-length album featuring this song and their previously released single as well. For now, however, this will do. Seven-and-a-half out of ten. This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
Brutal Resonance

Corvad - Crystal Walls (With bublikstas)

7.5
"Good"
Released 2022 by Cosmism
Ever since he established his own record label, Cosmism Records, Corvad has been on a roll. His previous single 'Breakdown', which was made in collaboration with Ghost Dance, was celebrated by both dancefloor aficionados and myself. Corvad has not stopped in his domination of the industrial-techno scene, as he has now released his brand-new single 'Crystal Walls'. Made hand-in-hand with fellow Belarusian electronic music producer Bublikstas, the single has been described as "the anthem of the time in which the post-Soviet countries exist now." While I can't say if I entirely agree with that or not, what I can say is that 'Crystal Walls' is a phenomenal banger from these two. 



'Crystal Walls' takes the best from sci-fi / cyberpunk inspired soundtracks and places it within the track. The digitized vocals from Anneq C fit in entirely too well; I feel as if she's meant to represent the discombobulated character found within the cover art. I found the seemingly slower pace to be of my taste as well; it allows the beat to slowly sink its future-tech rhythms into my veins with ease. My only complaint about the single is the noisy, motorcycle-like noise that's found within the track. It sounds like someone's just constantly revving their Harley outside of my house at 8am in the morning. It's not the most comforting noise. When this sound mixes with the rest of the sounds its well received. However, when it's front and center, such as around the fifty-five second mark, it sounds awful. 

Corvad, Bublikstas, and Anneq C all deserve a round of applause for their efforts on this single. I'm only hoping that Corvad is gearing up for a full-length album featuring this song and their previously released single as well. For now, however, this will do. Seven-and-a-half out of ten. 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Feb 22 2022

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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