Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Asdean is a Belorussian project originally set up in 2010 as Asdeandare and was renamed to Asdean in 2017. The debut album “Time.Space.Life” (“Время.Пространство.Жизнь”) was released last year and features nine songs plus five remixes.
Content: Asdean deals with a rather familiar Dark-Electro sound, which is dominated by harsh vocals –sung in their Mother tongue, and featuring some female backings. There’s a cool twist between powerful sequences plus hard kicking rhythms at one side and retro-melodic strings at the other side. Some of the strings remind me now and then of Gary Numan.
Remixes have been made by Outpost 11, Larva, Synthetische Lebensform, TomZigota and Object16.
+ + + : Asdean has found the right home at Advoxya Records, which is totally devoted to this kind of haunting Electro. I like the noticeable melodic side of the production, which has something old-school and creates a nice contrast with the global power of the production. Several songs are carried by cool melody lines. Among the remixes I especially like the ones accomplished by label mate Larva and the Russian project Synthetische Lebensform injecting an EBM touch to the original song.
– – – : I noticed a few slower passages, which aren’t the best ones. Some remixes are better than the original edits.
Conclusion: Asdean doesn’t innovate, but the sonic fusion between traditional Dark-Electro and retro melody lines sounds cool.
Best songs: “Shadow Guardian”, “Cosmos”, “Shadow Guardian – Sin Dios Mix by Larva”, “Imprisonment – Synthetische Lebensform Remix”.
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