July 9, 2024

Empirion – ADSR (CD EP – Dependent Records)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial-techno, techno-body-music, techno-rock, breakbeats.

Background/Info: “ADSR” –which stands for ‘Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release’ is the second EP taken from the “Resume”-album. This album stands for the ‘resurrection’ of the British formation driven by Oz Morsley and Jamie Smart.  

Content: “ADSR” was not exactly my favorite track from “Resume”, but there are so much great songs featured on this album! It however remains a hard piece of techno-body music driven with some breakbeats and a few vocals, which are more produced as a kind of effect. Remixes have been accomplished by Cubanate, Leeroy Thornhill (ex-Prodigy) and Seething Akira. Empirion remixed the title song as well and delivers 3 different versions!

Last, but not least the EP also features an exclusive B-side song with the song “I Just Like The Noise” and a remix of the song “Too Many Masters” (taken from the bonus disc of “Resume”) remixed by XMSB (aka Xavier Morel).

+ + + : Empirion stands for modern electronics, mixing multiple genres together to get a powerful and ultra-danceable result! “ADSR” symbolizes the power and energy from the band and their last album. The song is driven by an alluring bass line and terrific sound effects while the vocals also are an essential aspect of the song. Among the remixes Cubanate did a great job while I also highly recommend the “Clubbed Up Mix” from Empirion! The new song “I Just Like The Noise” is much more than simply a B-side cut, but another punchy cut to dance to!

– – – : Empirion stands for me as the ‘masters of modern electronic music’ and I don’t see any single minus point in their work or this EP.

Conclusion: “ADSR” brings us back to one of the best- and most essential electronic releases from the year! This is progressive techno/body/industrial music; music with attitude made by truly sound gurus!

Best songs: “ADSR – Empirion Clubbed Up Mix”, “ADSR – Cubanate Remix”, “ADSR”, “I Just Like The Noise”, “Too Many Masters – XMSB Rmx”.

Rate: (8½).

Artist: www.empirion.org / www.facebook.com/empirion.music

Label: www.dependent.de / www.facebook.com/dependent.records

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