Genre/Influences: Minimal EBM.
Background/Info: Ray Heflin is a Texas based artist who gained all my respect with his minimal EBM. Equitant released an impressive number of digital releases while the “Retrospekt 2008-2013”-CD released by EK Product was a kind of consecration for this musician.
After a long silence Equitant seems to be back unleashing this digital single on Heflin’s own label Black Montanas.
Content: “Operative” sounds in the familiar dark and minimal EBM style of this genius musician. The song clearly evokes early EBM influences reminding me to the early years and success songs of Belgian pioneers A Split Second and Signal Aout 42.
The vocals are in the good-old half-spoken format, creating a spooky touch to the song.
+ + + : Equitant confirms its fine taste for minimal and vintage inspired body music.
– – – : “Operative” is definitely not the best song I’ve heard from this project and it’s the single track featured on this release.
Conclusion: Equitant is one of those formations belonging to the newest generation of EBM although inspired by the old standards.
Best songs: “Operative”.