Genre/Influences: Minimal-electronics, electro-ambient, technoid.
Background/Info: Gustavo Cid is already busy composing electronic music since the early 90s. He played live in his homeland Mexico together with some of the most famous artists from the electro-underground scene. His work has been released on a irregular basis so we had to wait 7 years for this self-entitled EP (released in 2016).
Content: I’m not used to reviewing ‘old’ material, but there are some artists deserving extra attention. Cid Project mixes different electronic influences together. He covers a wide spectrum moving from EBM to electro-pop and even technoid-orientated cuts. There’s a cool vintage touch hanging over the work, which especially comes through at “117”.
+ + + : Even if the sound is quite vintage-like, it also has something refreshing. Too many bands are sounding the same ands that’s not what I experienced listening to this EP. It’s a styled production featuring great sound treatments, cool stereo effects, alluring bass lines and bleeping sequences. I already mentioned the vintage approach, which especially emerge at “117” and “123”. “Cid Project” definitely is a well-crafted piece of music.
– – – : I regret most of the songs are mainly instrumentals. Some robotic vocals or samples could add a little bonus to the production.
Conclusion: I can’t remember to have ever heard of Cid Project, but this EP is an absolute discovery and I wish to discover more music from this artist without waiting for 7 more years.
Best songs: “117”, “123”, “91”.
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