April 12, 2024

Aux Animaux – Body Horror (Album – Manic Depression Records)

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Genre/Influences: Cold-Wave, EBM, Minimal-Electro.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: Aux Animaux is a Swedish, female, solo-project. “Body Horror” was released in December 2023. The mastering of the album was done by Doruk Öztürkcan (She Passed Away).

Content: Aux Animaux deals with a rather eclectic Electronic sound. The bass lines are pretty EBM-driven while the global production comes closer to Cold-Wave. A dark atmosphere hangs over the songs while the female, ghost-like vocals make it only freakier.

+ + + : Aux Animaux enlarge the sonic horizon of Manic Depression Records. I like this production for its very own approach; it’s an exciting work driven by menacing, EBM, bass lines and minimal sound treatments. A few guitar sounds on top of the work accentuate the darkness. This album might appeal for lovers of Kas Product.

– – – : Among the 9 songs from the tracklist you’ll discover a few, softer, evasive cuts (cf. “Devastation Song”, “Lost Souls”) which according to me aren’t the best ones. The album is also missing a true ‘hit’ to speak about a real successful debut-album.

Conclusion: A surprising work with an interesting potential; this is a promising debut full length.

Best songs: “Black Out”, “Sleep Paralysis”, “Violence In The Silence”.

Rate: 7½. 

Artist: www.facebook.com/auxanimaux

Label: www.manicdepressionrecords.com / www.facebook.com/manicdepressionrecords

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