ImJudas – Tulpa (Digital EP – Alfa Matrix)
Genre/Influences: Body-pop, electro-pop.
Background/Info: ImJudas is a solo-project set up and driven by Helalyn Flowers mastermind maXX. This is the first EP of the artist.
Content: The title song is a powerful electro-pop creation, which has been accomplished with some EBM influences plus a very own touch on top. The song is carried by a solid chorus. Remixes were done by People Theatre, AD:Key and Inertia. There also is a kind of B-side cut.
+ + + : ImJudas is not a copy of Helalyn Flowers, but a band with a very own approach, which explores the wider fields of electro-pop. It also is an exit for maXX to walk on more explicit electronic fields and that’s a genre he already masterfully experienced with on Helalyn Flowers. I like the title song, which is a muscled pop cut driven by a solid kick, a carrying chorus and cool vocals. Another interesting aspect of the EP is the choice of the remixers, each adding a different touch to the work. People Theatre did an amazing job transforming the original version into a more retro-like style with explicit strings. Ad:Key transposed the electro-pop style into EBM while Inertia added guitars coming closer to the Helalyn Flowers format.
– – – : The B-side cut is nothing more than a… B-side cut and didn’t really catch my attention.
Conclusion: “Tulpa” stands for a cool title song, some hot and sexy remixes and also a poorly inspired B-side track. I’m really wondering what the debut album of ImJudas will sound like!
Best songs: “Tulpa – People Theatre’s Tragedy Mix”, “Tulpa”, “Tulpa – AD:Key Mix”.