Genre/Influences: Minimal-EBM, techno.
Background/Info: Active under the Alessandro Adriani moniker, this artist also runs Mannequin Records. He released his work on different labels and joined hands with the great Stroboscopic Artefacts to unleash this 4-track EP.
Content: Alessandro Adriani’s sound universe is made of minimal- and vintage electronics mixing EBM and techno music together. Sometimes reminding me of elements of the Kraftwerk sound, “Enter The Fire” features ‘dirty’ bass lines, haunting sound treatments and refined bleeps.
+ + + : Stroboscopic Artefacts became a real trademark when it comes to ‘intelligent’ and ‘minimal’ electronics; artists who take care to create great sound treatments and that’s precisely what I experienced listening to “Enter The Fire”. It’s a raw and unpolished production, creating this minimal- and somewhat experimental approach. It’s a production filled with numerous little noises and sound effects confirming the great intelligence this production has been made with.
– – – : The experimental touch of the work will be probably not accessible for classical techno freaks, but this is music for fine tasters!
Conclusion: If you’re into EBM and you can enjoy dark and intelligent technoid music, you definitely have to give this EP a try. You will not be disappointed!
Best songs: “He Who Harnesses The Souls”, “Rituals – 707 EBM Version”, “Astronomy”.