July 9, 2024

Aesthetische – Rvprty (Album – Alfa Matrix)

🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

Genre/Influences: EBM, Techno-Body.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: The new album by Brazilian duo Fabricio Viscardi – Guilherme Peres aka Aesthetische were masterly introduced by the EP “Overflow” released last year.

Content: I first noticed that the album has nothing to do with “Overflow”. We get new songs mixing the good-old and sophisticated EBM -reminding me of FLA, with the Dark-Techno approach of Aesthetische. It’s a powerful and danceable production here and then achieved with a more danceable touch and elements of Pop. They invited Belgian female vocalist  Lis Van den Acker (known from her work with Psy’Aviah) on “Back To Life” and made a cover version Deo Cadaver’s “Blind Oracle”.

+ + + : Aethetische is a formation which has never disappointed me although I have to say that they sometimes were a bit too ‘Dance’ orientated for my taste. “Rvprty” sounds different; like a back to the roots and the essence of true, intelligent EBM with this little Techno-extra on top. It resulted in a few great songs, but I especially recommend “East Bound Jerks” and “Back To Life” featuring Lis Van Den Akker. The instrumental “Requiem” is another cool song featuring a great lead.

– – – : It remains a challenge to mix EBM with Techno elements, but open-minded music lovers are going to give it a chance and are going to like it! The cover version of Deo Cadaver is not exactly the best cut of the work.

Conclusion: Aesthetische once again achieved a great and fully enjoyable piece of modern Electro-underground music.

Best songs: “East Bound Jerks”, “Back To Life”, “Requiem”, “Racing Backwards”, “Grave Party”, “Back To Life – Radio Version”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/aesthetische

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

author avatar
Inferno Sound Diaries
I have been working for over 30 years with Side-line as the main reviewer. My taste is eclectic, uncoventional and I prefer to look for the pearls, even if the bands are completely unknown, thus staying loyal to the Side-Line philosophy of nurturing new talents.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights