Atomzero – Velocity (Digital EP – Analogue Trash Records)

Atomzero – Velocity
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Genre/Influences: EBM, body-pop.

Content: The Toronto based duo Peter Godziszewski and Andrew Hunter are busy working on a new album, which will succeed to the promising “Symbiosis”. In my opinion Atomzero is the most promising formation on the Analogue Trash roster and this new EP featuring 4 new songs plus 2 remixes simply confirms their talent.

The new songs are harder and definitely more EBM driven than the previous work. The title song takes off with this harder approach while the chorus gets back to some pop standards. “Velocity” sounds like its title: fast and especially a powerful expression of body-pop music.

The upcoming new cuts confirm the power-pop approach, which sometimes moves back to some future-pop influences (which already was a noticeable element at “Symbiosis”). But I was especially impressed by the global writing revealing fine treatments and especially an intelligent sound creation. The work becomes more elaborate. Some passages – and especially at “Towards the Sun”, even remind me to refined creation of Covenant. “Velocity” reveals a high tech fusion between different electronic styles like EBM and future-pop.

The least I can say is that the new compositions are more than promising teasers to welcome the new full length planned for 2016.
Both remixes of “Velocity” are cool, but not exactly adding a bonus. The remixes have been accomplished by Gunmaker (maybe known by the fans of Advoxya Records) and label mates Needle Sharing.

Conclusion: Atomzero is not only confirming their great skills for composing alluring body-pop music, but the global production reflects an impressive evolution- and elaboration in sound.

Best songs: “Velocity – Original Mix”, “Towards The Sun – Original Mix”, “Therapy – Original Mix”.

Rate: (DP:8½)DP.

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