Genre/Influences: Cold-Wave, EBM.
Format: Digital, CD, Cassette.
Background/Info: Alexander Donat strikes back with the second full length of his newest project Assassun. I got the opportunity to listen and review most of his productions he released under the Vlimmer moniker. Assassun is more Electro driven while the album has been inspired by people in Alexander’s daily life -himself included.
Content: The songs are short and explosive, raw and powerful featuring passionate English vocals. The tracks are carried by fat bass lines and supported with dark, electronic, atmospheres. Some passages remind me a bit of Portion Control. The work ends with a pretty minimal and somewhat Experimental cut.
+ + + : I like this project which without innovating deals with a very personal sound. There’s a late 80s touch running through the work and which is accentuated by the rough and unpolished sound production. On top of it all you’ll hear passionate vocals.
– – – : I noticed a very few unaccomplished cuts which sound a bit like early demo versions.
Conclusion: Assassun sounds pure underground and retro-like but is definitely a project I would recommend to 80s nostalgic fans.
Best songs: “Torpescence”, “Amniotic Concrete”, “At Gunpoint”, “Sun Gloating”, “Excavate”.
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