Nullgrad – Seeds (CD Album – Hands)

Posted on 26/06/13

Industrial Music CDs at Storming The Base

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”.

Rate: (DP:9)DP.

Band: www.facebook.com/nullgrad

Label: www.handsproductions.com / www.facebook.com/hands.official

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

10940

More headlines

Massive Genesis vinyl boxset '1983 - 1998' to be released in May - order now!

READ MORE | Posted on 03/30/15

Out 11th May 2015, following the release of the sets 'Genesis: 1970 – 1975' and 'Genesis: 1976 – 1982', comes the last and final instalment in the series: 'Genesis: 1983 – 1998'. (...)

Cynical Existence's 3rd album 'We are the violence' out now featuring Preemptive Strike 0.1 and Rave The Reqviem collaboration

READ MORE | Posted on 03/30/15

Out now is 'We are the violence', the 3rd album under the Cynical Existence moniker for Swedish artist Fredrik Croona. (...)

Jonteknik releases 'Structural' album with custom 3D printed CD case

READ MORE | Posted on 03/30/15

'Structural' is the new album released March 20th 2015 from Jonteknik (aka.Jon Russell, known for remixes/collaborations with OMD, Onetwo etc.), and the eleven tracks are inspired by various structures or places around the world. (...)

Out now, the new Star Industry album 'The Renegade' - available on CD/2CD and as HQ download

READ MORE | Posted on 03/30/15

Star Industry's new studio album, 'The Renegade', is out now! 'The Renegade' is the band's 5th full length album to date. (...)

New Martin Gore video for 'Europa Hymn' hits the web - watch now on Side-Line

READ MORE | Posted on 03/28/15

Martin Gore has just released an animated video for 'Europa Hymn", directed by London based collective M-I-E. You can watch it above. (...)

Cocksure gets the boot from Laibach tour for being... industrial

READ MORE | Posted on 03/27/15

Drama in industrial internet land. Laibach has decided to remove all support bands from its US bills. (...)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

Advertisers

Email Newsletters & Email Marketing by YMLP.com

Advertisers


RECOMMENDED MONEY MAKERS

THANKS TO