Genre/Influences: EBM, techno-body, experimental.
Background/Info: “Minor” resulted from the meeting between Alex Kourelis (Digital Geist) and Patrick Codenys (Front 242). The second protagonist needs no further introduction while American project Digital Geist can be described as inspired by ‘242’ and dealing with a techno/body and even cinematic approach.
Content: This 12” features 4 cuts. “Minor V1” and “Minor V2” both stand for danceable, instrumental cuts inspired by EBM. You’ll easily recognize some typical Front 242 arrangements (especially in the drum patterns and bass line). There also is a more experimental edit plus a remix by Marcos Cabral, which is extremely danceable and suited for the dancefloor.
+ + + : This vinyl will catch the attention of the Front 242 fans as it becomes rather rare today to see Patrick Codenys getting involved in new stuff and who knows, a new project. The “Minor”-songs are well-crafted, reflecting intelligence and danceable vibes. I especially like the carrying bass lines and crescendo drum patterns. The remix by Marcos Cabral sounds pretty cool as well.
– – – : The “Ambient”-edit of “Minor” is not exactly the most successful one although injecting diversity.
Conclusion: This 12” is an exciting experiment, but we need more songs to get an idea about the potential of this project. I hope it’s not a ‘one shot’ project!
Best songs: “Minor V1”, “Minor V2”, “Minor – Marcos Cabral Remix”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.
Donate Bitcoin to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin
Donate Ethereum to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum
Donate Tether to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether