Ship of Agony Electro, Electropop head-less The EP 'Ship of Agony' is a very varied album in the way that it beholds a lot of styles within the electronic genre that have moved in, become neighbours and have to share the 72 min of play time. Apart from the centralization around the title track and the new tracks "Adore", "Precursor" and "Licht Im Grau" from their earlier album 'Transponder' there's also six remixes from well-known artists. Assemblage 23 contributes with his modern and easy EBM, Chinese Theatre with his synth pop, Colony 5 with their futurepop, Accessory with their EBM-electro, Cephalgy with their, in this case, pleasant EBM and finally Rector Scanner with his hard and landscape building Electro. What a variety. The track "Ship of Agony" is down to the bone a dance floor bang already in the standard versions "Edit" and "Extended" and goes even further in the club remix. The fact that I haven't heard this song be played at the clubs around town is very surprising since the main reason this track exist is for that and it does it very well. I'm convinced that this track are an hit on the German dance floors and within its time I'm quite sure that it also will come here, we Swedes are a little bit late. To sum it all up it's really a good EP which is hard give any further details since it's very well done but just under exceptional. A lot of dance floor material even though it's a little monotone to listen to at home. I have great expectations with good reasons for their next full-length album; it's going to be great. This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com 450
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head-less - Ship of Agony

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2005
The EP 'Ship of Agony' is a very varied album in the way that it beholds a lot of styles within the electronic genre that have moved in, become neighbours and have to share the 72 min of play time. Apart from the centralization around the title track and the new tracks "Adore", "Precursor" and "Licht Im Grau" from their earlier album 'Transponder' there's also six remixes from well-known artists. Assemblage 23 contributes with his modern and easy EBM, Chinese Theatre with his synth pop, Colony 5 with their futurepop, Accessory with their EBM-electro, Cephalgy with their, in this case, pleasant EBM and finally Rector Scanner with his hard and landscape building Electro. What a variety.

The track "Ship of Agony" is down to the bone a dance floor bang already in the standard versions "Edit" and "Extended" and goes even further in the club remix. The fact that I haven't heard this song be played at the clubs around town is very surprising since the main reason this track exist is for that and it does it very well. I'm convinced that this track are an hit on the German dance floors and within its time I'm quite sure that it also will come here, we Swedes are a little bit late.

To sum it all up it's really a good EP which is hard give any further details since it's very well done but just under exceptional. A lot of dance floor material even though it's a little monotone to listen to at home. I have great expectations with good reasons for their next full-length album; it's going to be great.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2005

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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