Genre/Influences: IDM, industrial, experimental, dark-electro.
Background/Info: French artist Nicolas Druoton has already released impressive productions and is now back on track unleashing this 4-tracks EP, which also is the first one released by Subtrakt.
Content: “Antlia” is more versatile and that’s probably because of the multiple influences running through the tracks. It moves from pure industrial hardcore towards dark-electro and IDM. It’ feels like a sonic battle between electronics and guitar, but in the end the tracks are pretty coherent.
+ + + : 2Methyl remains a particular experience in sound; a bit atypical and definitely original. I also like the fact this artist doesn’t really repeat himself, but always explores new ideas. This is of course an industrial work, but with a wider canvas of influences and that’s precisely what makes the strength of this project. The songs reveal a great production work and are all powerful.
– – – : I can imagine it’s not always the most accessible production to discover.
Conclusion: 2Methyl sounds a bit like an industrial artist thinking out of the box and that’s what this scene needs a bit more!
Best songs: “Reset For Nothing”, “Codex For Los”.