Genre/Influences: Industrial, Industrial-Techno.
Background/Info: Artillery Nightspace is a solo-project driven by Shane Talada (also involved with Marching Dynamics and The Operative). “Ausgang” is the first full length album released under the Artillery Nightspace moniker and the second one released by Ant-Zen.
Content: The debut pieces of the work reveal a heavy Industrial and even somewhat Noise-driven composition. The tracks are driven by a hard and danceable cadence although there are also a few slower, danceable cuts. Quite progressively you’ll notice a Dark-Techno touch emerging at the surface. The production is rough and unpolished. One of the songs features a few vocal lines by guest artist Theodore The Blacksmith.
+ + + : “Ausgang” stands for what I should call ‘modern Industrial’ music or what others will call Industrial-Techno. Both influences have been masterly merged together, creating this raw and unrefined sound. Especially the second half of the album reveals cool songs. “Who’s Afraid Of A Good Time” and “Mother Said” both are noticeable cuts perfectly representing the powerful Industrial approach of the artist. I also have to mention “Horned Shadow”, which is driven by loops reminding me of a rotor.
– – – : I was less convinced by the harder and more ‘old-styled’ Industrial debut of the album.
Conclusion: The mix of Industrial and dark-Techno became a familiar sound, which Artillery Nightspace has under control.
Best songs: “Who’s Afraid Of A Good Time”, “Mother Said”, “Horned Shadow”.