Dunkelwerk – Operation: Duesterland – Limited Edition (3CD Album – Alfa-Matrix)

Posted on 28/04/13

Industrial Music CDs at Storming The Base

Genre/Influences: Dark-electro.

Content: Operator ‘Losttrooper’ strikes back with the 3rd assault inspired by the war theme of ‘total defeat’. Martin V. Kester aka Losttrooper always takes his time to strikeback. This new album again appears 4 years after its predecessor, but it definitely is a worth the wait.

“Operation: Duesterland” is an album mixing an impressive arsenal of German spoken samplings plus other samplings of battlefields, bombings and war scenes. The conceptual theme has never been that developed and the music has never been that accomplished. Dunkelwerk doesn’t sound as hard in comparison with the previous albums, but more mature, complex and fascinating. You get the impression of awakening during WWII and being the spectator of a battlefield were the Germans are losing their ‘totalen Krieg’. Dunkelwerk perfectly assimilates cinematographic elements and pure dark-electronics.

The main evolution in sound can be heard in the refined arrangements and dark, but catchy sequences. Some other bombastic parts are creating a kind of duality, but in the end it all sounds homogenous and accomplished.

The vocal parts have never been my favorite aspect of Dunkelwerk, but here again we can notice some improvement in the global production. Dunkelwerk took me by surprise, confirming to be very unique in sound. That’s not that evident when dealing with ‘endzeit’ electronics, but I now can say and assure you that Dunkelwerk has a quite distinguished sound. The regular album is a great piece of music symbolizing the passion for music of this Losttrooper.

The limited edition features 10 extra songs of the project. This is an invitation to have a look in the ‘archives’ of Dunkelwerk enjoying tracks that were composed in between 1999 and 2004. The sound is pretty recognizable, a bit like a demo that has been used for the released albums. We get instrumental versions of previously unreleased songs and other ‘primitive’ mixes of songs that were released later on (cf. CD “Troops”). This album also shows the evolution from the early Dunkelwerk to the elaborated and well-crafted new work. It all appears to have been a hard fight resulting in a brilliant new opus.

And for all of those who have –or are planning to order(ed) the limited edition by the Alfa-Matrix shop there’s an extra CD available. “Completorium Vol.1” features 12 extra instrumental tracks. The work is fascinating, featuring instrumental versions from different Dunkelwerk songs –older and new songs. Dunkelwerk again shows a cinematographic approach in sound, but without the typical war-samplings. It all makes the sound more evasive although obscure. I’m sometimes missing sampling and/or vocal parts, but globally speaking this approach is not bad at all. The instrumental version of “Flucht” for example sounds pretty magic! I’m not comparing this album to Noise Unit, but “Completorium Vol.1” is a bit to Dunkelwerk what Noise Unit was to FLA.

A last, but essential detail about this album consists of the artwork, which simply looks very creative.

Conclusion: The regular version of the album is a must have revealing the growing maturity of Dunkelwerk. The limited edition is meant to please the die-hard fans, but also the lovers of soundtrack music.

Best songs: “Kommt!”, “Schnuff!?”, “Flamingo”, “32ITot”, “Bunkermensch”, “Die Schwarzen Jahre”, “Wasted”, “Bissige Kröte (Instrumental)”, “Flucht (Instrumental)”.

Rate: (DP:8/9)DP.

Band: www.dunkelwerk.de / www.facebook.com/DunkelwerkHQ

Label: www.alfa-matrix.com / www.facebook.com/Alfa.Matrix

Content Continues Below

Get your industrial music CDs at the following eBay sites:

eBay USA eBay België/Belgique
eBay UK eBay France
eBay DE eBay Nederland
   

Industrial Music CDs at eBay USA | eBay UK | eBay DE

8660

More headlines

Sisters Of Mercy guitarist Chris Sheehan has lost battle against cancer

READ MORE | Posted on 12/19/14

Again very sad news from the music world. Chris Sheehan (real name Chris Starling) has lost his long battle with cancer. (...)

Seeming 'Silent discovery' single issued as an 8-track tape

READ MORE | Posted on 12/18/14

Out via Artoffact Records by January 9th is 'Silent DiscoVery', a single which showcases a full 10 unreleased songs created during the 'Madness & Extinction' sessions. (...)

Marilyn Manson announces videoclip for 'Deep Six' + 'The Hell Not Halleluja' tour dates

READ MORE | Posted on 12/18/14

Marilyn Manson has revealed the videoclip for 'Deep Six', a track taken from his forthcoming album 'The Pale Emperor'. (...)

Funker Vogt issues statement regarding yesterday's Out Of Line drama

READ MORE | Posted on 12/17/14

The German band Funker Vogt has issued a statement after the news broke yesterday that Out Of Line is not all too happy that the band appointed Sacha Korn as their new frontman. (...)

New single from Russian act WANT/ed, now with a Swedish singer

READ MORE | Posted on 12/16/14

The Russian synth-pop act WANT/ed have teamed up with Patrik Hansson, frontman and singer of the Swedish band Vanguard on their latest song 'Let’s get entwined'. (...)

Out Of Line not happy with choice for new Funker Vogt singer Sacha Korn

READ MORE | Posted on 12/16/14

Drama in Deutschland where the Out Of Line label says it's not happy with Funker Vogt's choice to appoint Sacha Korn as their new frontman. (...)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

Advertisers

Email Newsletters & Email Marketing by YMLP.com

Advertisers


RECOMMENDED MONEY MAKERS

THANKS TO