Genre/Influences: Techno-body music, minimal EBM.
Background/Info: The Belgian techno-body artist Ethan Fawkes has released an impressive number of EP’s in a rather short lapse of time. This atypical artist active at minimal EBM fields joined hands with the Spanish label Morforecs to unleash this new 5-track EP “In The Desert”.
Content: The title track especially the version with vocals is a pure class-act! This is without a shadow of a doubt the best track I’ve heard from this artists. It’s a kind of haunting techno-body piece of music with haunting vocals. It also is a great production when played at maximum volume will make you feel strong vibrations.
The EP also featured an instrumental mix and 3 remixes by C-System, Delectro and VV303. The “Instrumental Mix” sounds really great while I have a preference for the remix by Delectro. This artist already made a remix of Ethan Fawkes on the “Random Bass”-EP.
+ + + : “In The Desert” is a magic piece of techno-body music. It sounds spooky and ultra danceable. I like this minimal approach, which moves in between techno music and retro EBM.
– – – : The remixes are cool, but don’t exactly add a bonus to the brilliant original version by the artist himself.
Conclusion: Ethan Fawkes transformed EBM into a freaky experience. The title song is an absolute masterpiece!
Best songs: “In The Desert – Vocal Mix”, “In The Desert – Instrumental Mix”.