Nullgrad – Seeds (CD Album – Hands)Posted on 26/06/13
Genre/Influences: Groovy-industrial, psy-trance, IDM.
Content: Three years after the rather successful debut-CD “The Shepherds Satellite” we get a new opus from Nullgrad. This German project is run by Matthias Erhard who you probably know from different side-projects, Zero Degree being my personal favorite one. The debut album was into progressive industrial forms featuring very explicit electronic layers. “Seeds” sounds like it set the world on fire and so I am really wondering how the industrial lovers and especially the Hands-freaks will react to this album.
“Seeds” is pushing the boundaries of industrial music to an extreme point of no return. The Tibetan monk chants opening the album are progressively moving into a surprising icy, groovy style transposing the listener into an imaginary dance temple. “Seeds” is made of multiple danceable grooves and psy-trance elements. We no longer can speak about industrial music rather than cold groovy music inspired by psy-trance. Some typical space sounds and atmospheres might remind you of the debut album and still are a very efficient part of this work.
The more you enter the danceable universe of “Seeds” the more you’ll be flabbergasted to imagine such a kind of album being released by Hands. But the German label already revealed to be very open-minded, not only focusing on the pure industrial music. And I’m convinced a project like Nullgrad will have its place on an industrial festival. It’s just not that hard and brutal, but a very efficient alternative to power-noise and other hard industrial-rave projects. “Seeds” moves on with solid rhythms and icy atmospheres. Some of the most chilling parts sometimes remind me of Biosphere being lost in a psy-trance trip. Tracks like “Detach” and especially “Reborn” both are amazing pieces of music. The last part of the album features a succession of impressive tracks again revealing the chilling psychic groovy style of this work. The least I can say is that “Seeds” took me by surprise, but it’s a damn frenetic dance trip.
Conclusion: The most unexpected and unimaginable release ever on Hands. There’s no way in between, you’ll either be shocked or you’ll simply like it! I definitely belong to the 2nd category thinking it’s a brilliant and progressive release.
Best songs: “Reborn”, “Ascent”, “Realize”, “Detach”, “Seeds”.
Label: www.handsproductions.com / www.facebook.com/hands.official
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