April 13, 2024

Degenerated Sequences – Schism (Album – Advoxya Records)

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Genre/Influences: EBM, Dark-Electro.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Yiannis Chatzakis who’s now also involved with PreEmptive Strike 0.1 strikes back with the second full length album of his solo-project Degenerated Sequences. The work has been released seven years after the self-titled debut album while the EP “Stranger To My Self” was released in 2019.

Content: The work has something retro-like, reminding me to 90s productions but is also a very personal interpretation of EBM and Dark-Electro. String parts and arrangements are omnipresent, injecting a wafting sensation to the production. This way the sound becomes a bit space or ambient like. The vocals are harsh but in perfect balance with the music.

+ + + : The debut album revealed a true potential while I was a bit disappointed by the EP “Stranger To My Self”. This work is an honest and personal production which reminds me a bit of Decoded Feedback. The songs are elaborated and have something dreamy. I however prefer the most danceable cuts like “City Of Decay” which is driven by an aggressive bass line and “Defective Circuit” which is an instrumental, beating cut with EBM sequences.

– – – : I’m missing vocals on “Defective Circuit” which remains however a great piece of music. This is a fully enjoyable production but it all sounds like there even is more potential in it.

Conclusion: Degenerated Sequences stands for a more space-like experience of EBM.

Best songs: “City Of Decay”, “Defective Circuit”, “Divine Redemption”, “Time”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.facebook.com/degeneratedsequences

Label: www.advoxya-records.com / www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063931008152

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