Genre/Influences: Experimental, industrial, electronics, cinematographic.
Background/Info: Alles is a Polish duo consisting of Marcin Regucki and Paweł Strzelec. They already released a few 7” and a debut album entitled”Post” in 2014.
Content: “Culture” is an album, which you can’t really label as one particular genre. It reveals multiple, but somewhat related influences like electronic and industrial elements, bombastic sound treatments, cinematographic passages resulting in evasive parts and half screaming vocals in the Polish language.
“Culture” is diverse, and definitely a fascinating sonic journey with great sound arrangements and surprising treatments. I’m referring to a kind of trumpet sound and a violin plus vintage electronic elements.
+ + + : “Culture” is an overwhelming piece of music characterized by great sound treatments and a perfect balance between all featured influences. The electronic sequences are complementary with the industrial bombast while other parts are more subtle and delicate. Alles moves in between rough tracks and delicate, wafting pieces, but they clearly feel comfortable with both. This is a creative piece of music and the symbiosis between multiple influences.
– – – : My only regret is that most of the songs are pretty short. I think that a few cuts could have been more elaborated.
Conclusion: “Culture” stands for an eclectic work that has been meticulously adapted into a unique style, which will for sure appeal to lovers of intelligent and somewhat visionary electro/industrial/experimental music.
Best songs: “Dezintegracja”, “Kultura”, “Lament”, “Homo”.