Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Techno-Pop, EBM.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: For All The Emptiness is a project driven by Jonathan Kaplan and Sebastian Komor. “Circus Of Gods” is their third album, which was originally self-released in 2018 and now re-released by Infacted Recordings.
Content: “Circus Of Gods” is somewhere inspired and carried by Electro-Pop music, which has been transformed into a powerful and merciless production. Mixed with different other influences such as Techno arrangements and some solid, overwhelming sequences reminding me of Dance Or Die, this work has a lot to offer. Some of the heaviest cuts featuring menacing bass lines and overwhelming sound treatments are clearly reflecting the sound DNA of Seb Komor. The album comes to an end after an instrumental piece.
+ + + : Seb Komor is one of those musicians/producer with a very proper sound DNA; you can easily recognize his way of manipulating and boosting the sounds. Whatever the style and influences he’s dealing with, he creates this dynamic and elaborated sound characterized by cutting bass lines and overwhelming sequences. He has been joined by a talented, charismatic singer, which especially at “No Words Of Power”, which is one of the high lights, excels in charisma. There are multiple outstanding songs featured, but I especially recommend listening to “Taking Back Control” (still released as EP), “No Words Of Power”, Here For You” and “Heaven Has Lost Its Mind”.
– – – : I wonder why this project never gained real recognition, but this label deal will maybe make things change.
Conclusion: For All The Emptiness sounds like Electro-Pop on the edge of Industrial music and is definitely meant for tough guys…
Best songs: “Taking Back Control”, “No Words Of Power”, “Here For You”, “Heaven Has Lost Its Mind”, “Of The Sun”.