Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Polish Tomasz Lukowicz has been very prolific in a rather short lapse of time. “Antidote” is already a new work featuring ten songs.
Content: Fractal stands for EBM but not only that genre. “Antidote” however has been deeply infused by EBM elements but still being driven by sophisticated sound treatments and minimal passages. The work features unpolished parts next to harder cuts. You’ll also discover a few instrumental cuts.
+ + + : Fractal is using EBM as a basis to construct a very own style recovered with great sonic, dark, atmospheres. I like the refined, and sophisticated side of the work which is resulting in cool sound treatments. “Paralyzed”, “Erased Memories” and “Awakening” are songs exposing this great approach. There’s an interesting twist running throughout this work between delicate parts and a kind of unpolished production. The ghost-like vocals are perfectly fitting to the work.
– – – : “Antidote” is not exactly the kind of music for dancefloors which is fine to me but a every few dancefloors tracks would be a bonus.
Conclusion: Fractal is a project I especially recommend to EBM lovers who’re still open to discovering bands ‘out of the box’.
Best songs: “Paralyzed”, “Erased Memories”, “Awakening”, “Drowning Promises”, “Unbending Time”.
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