Enzo Kreft – Control (CD Album – Wool-E Discs)

Genre/Influences: Electro-wave, minimal-electro. Background/Info: Belgian musician Eric Vandamme aka ‘Enzo Kreft’ was mainly active during…

Genre/Influences: Electro-wave, minimal-electro.

Background/Info: Belgian musician Eric Vandamme aka ‘Enzo Kreft’ was mainly active during the 80s and early 90s. A few years ago he got back into business unleashing interesting albums such as “Wasteland”. “Control” is the new sonic brainchild of the artist revealing twelve songs.

Content: If you’re already familiar with the work of this artist, you for sure will easily recognize the minimal-electro approach, which clearly sounds inspired by good-old 80s electronics. It’s retro-electro with a contemporary touch. The songs are alternating between danceable minimalism and experimental-atmospheric cuts, which have something cinematographic like.  The vocals are somewhat half-spoken like creating a sterile effect fitting with the music.

+ + + : Enzo Kreft is an artist definitely deserving a wider audience! His music brings good-old magic back to life, but is never a copy. The minimal sound treatments mixed with dry snare drums and great synth lines are pretty old-school and yet refreshing. Enzo Kreft is an artist with a proper sound resulting in a few great cuts such as the already familiar “Disobedient”, “Biometrics” featuring robotic vocals passages, “Scanned” and the darker “Connected” and “In My Head”. Next to the cool songs, “Control” is also dealing with an intelligent and clearly dystopian vision about mankind. Last, but not least, I also want to say a word about the sober, but cool digipak.  

– – – : I personally would have preferred to get a few more ‘danceable’ cuts instead of the atmospheric ones.

Conclusion: There’s a reference to George Orwell in the album and the only thing I can say is that “1984” was fiction (or prophecy), but “Control” is reality! It’s an intelligent work in the writing and the thematic.

Best songs: “Disobedient”, “Biometrics”, “Scanned”, “In My Head”, “Connected”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: https://enzokreft.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html /  www.facebook.com/enzokreft

Label: www.woolediscs.be / www.facebook.com/woolediscs



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