Genre/Influences: EBM, dark-body music.
Background/Info: New solo-project by ex-Morgue member Gil O. Santos. “Behaviourism” is the official debut-EP revealing 6 songs plus 10 remixes.
Content: Amorphous composes a sophisticated and fully EBM-inspired sound covered by dark synth layers and well-produced, distorted vocals injecting a spooky touch to the work. You can hear all the experience and production skills of this artist who likes to treat his songs with multiple effects while the global work sounds a bit minimal-like as well.
The tracks remind me of dark-body standards from the 90s with a modern approach on top.
The remixes have been made by some good-old EBM formations that were mainly active during the 90s like Serpents, Psychic Force and Homicidal Feelings, but also new EBM bands like Cardinal Noire and other less familiar- and new bands contributed to this part as well. Aesthetische (ex-Aghast View) is the most noticeable band from the list.
+ + + : Sophisticated production revealing a fascinating minimal EBM style.
– – – : It’s a pity that there are only 6 original songs on this EP, which is mainly dominated by a real remix orgy.
Conclusion: Amorphous is a promising new name in the wider fields of EBM, which definitely belongs to the most inspired and intelligent bands in the genre.
Best songs: “Wolf & Lamb”, “Lucid Dreams”, “Four Paths”, “Lucid Dreams – Aesthetische Remix”.
Band & Label: www.facebook.com/amorphous.sound