Yesterday Was My Birthday and I Spent It Fantasizing My Own Suicide Industrial, Techno U N I S E X U N I S E X (hereby referred to as UNISEX so the name won't mess with the format of the review) is the harsh techno project of Nick Filth. Filth is a musician who is involved in a lot such as the atmospheric sludge band KYOTY, his solo black metal project N'Zwaa, the leading member of Psychic Wounds, and the solo member of Trembling Love.  UNISEX is his take on dark techno and industrial mechanics which began in July of 2019 with the two track release "iabadvirirss". Since that point he has released the albums "Obsessive Self Loathing" and "Open the Door", and a remix for the title track of "Open the Door". This all leads down to the project's current single 'Yesterday Was My Birthday and I Spent It Fantasizing My Own Suicide'. Yesterday Was My Birthday and I Spent It Fantasizing My Own Suicide by U N I S E XWhether you find the title of the track to be obnoxiously long is not up for debate in this review, but the quality of the music is. What is immediately apparent about the single is that Filth has some wicked production skills under his belt; the sound is crisp and clear and well polished, allowing a lot of the background clashes, electronic throttles, and high-pitched squeals to come through just right. This is the type of song that I brought off my speakers and put onto my headphones just so I could accurately take in the crunchy basslines and rigid samples. Whether you're listening to this in the dark or if you're about to slaughter a dancefloor filled with denizens of the night, the song has great value...That is up until the five-minute and ten-second mark appears. At that moment, an extremely annoying sound makes an undesirable entrance. I can only describe the sound as if it were an old computer (I'm talking like one of those server sized computers from the 60s) in a sci-fi B-movie attempting advanced mathematics. It is dreadful and lasts until the end of the song. The final two minutes of the single make me wish there was an alternate mix where that bit was chopped off and the song ended early. Nonetheless, I can't say that I didn't enjoy a good chunk of the piece. I just think it was better off without the previously mentioned old computer sounds. Perhaps this review will convince UNISEX to make a special mix of the song that only lasts five minutes called "The Brutal Mix". Nonetheless, if you're into dark dance beats for dark dance clubs, UNISEX's latest single should fill that void so long as you can manage the final couple of minutes. And for that, I can easily give this single a six out of ten. This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 350
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U N I S E X - Yesterday Was My Birthday and I Spent It Fantasizing My Own Suicide

6.0
"Alright"
Released 2021 by Deafening Assembly
U N I S E X (hereby referred to as UNISEX so the name won't mess with the format of the review) is the harsh techno project of Nick Filth. Filth is a musician who is involved in a lot such as the atmospheric sludge band KYOTY, his solo black metal project N'Zwaa, the leading member of Psychic Wounds, and the solo member of Trembling Love.  UNISEX is his take on dark techno and industrial mechanics which began in July of 2019 with the two track release "iabadvirirss". Since that point he has released the albums "Obsessive Self Loathing" and "Open the Door", and a remix for the title track of "Open the Door". This all leads down to the project's current single 'Yesterday Was My Birthday and I Spent It Fantasizing My Own Suicide'. 



Whether you find the title of the track to be obnoxiously long is not up for debate in this review, but the quality of the music is. What is immediately apparent about the single is that Filth has some wicked production skills under his belt; the sound is crisp and clear and well polished, allowing a lot of the background clashes, electronic throttles, and high-pitched squeals to come through just right. This is the type of song that I brought off my speakers and put onto my headphones just so I could accurately take in the crunchy basslines and rigid samples. Whether you're listening to this in the dark or if you're about to slaughter a dancefloor filled with denizens of the night, the song has great value...That is up until the five-minute and ten-second mark appears. At that moment, an extremely annoying sound makes an undesirable entrance. I can only describe the sound as if it were an old computer (I'm talking like one of those server sized computers from the 60s) in a sci-fi B-movie attempting advanced mathematics. It is dreadful and lasts until the end of the song. 

The final two minutes of the single make me wish there was an alternate mix where that bit was chopped off and the song ended early. Nonetheless, I can't say that I didn't enjoy a good chunk of the piece. I just think it was better off without the previously mentioned old computer sounds. Perhaps this review will convince UNISEX to make a special mix of the song that only lasts five minutes called "The Brutal Mix". Nonetheless, if you're into dark dance beats for dark dance clubs, UNISEX's latest single should fill that void so long as you can manage the final couple of minutes. And for that, I can easily give this single a six out of ten. 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Mar 03 2021

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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