Genre/Influences: Industrial-trance, industrial-techno.
Background/Info: Henning Hinck and Daniel Himmelreich are already active for several years now under the ICD-10 moniker. While this is their official debut album as solo-project they already released the album “Divinity/Unity/Nothingness” together with label mates Phasenmensch, with whom they seem to have a friendly relationship. “Differential Diagnosis” reveals 13 tracks from the German duo.
Content: The techno virus is seriously contaminating the industrial music scene. ICD-10 are clearly driven by techno and trance inspiration, which they crafted into a darker and harder industrial approach. Heavy kicks, vibrating bass tones and a few spoken samplings will get you into dance! One’ of the tracks is featuring Phasenmensch.
+ + + : Dark-techno music is getting more and more common today. This is not only dark-techno music, but a perfect merge with harder, industrial fields. I especially like the transcendental sensation emerging from most of the tracks, but I especially have to mention “Squeeze”, which stands for pure frenetic dance stuff! The work also has something sophisticated and that’s already what I heard on their work together with Phasenmensch. This input is more IDM-like, but the basis remains industrial-trance!
– – – : I sometimes regret the songs are not harder and maybe a little bit more industrial or rhythmic-noise driven.
Conclusion: ICD-10 appears to be a real sound ogre when it comes to get people dancing on industrial-trance stuff!
Best songs: “Squeeze”, “Complex Shape feat. Phasenmensch”, “Dark Channels”, “Centerline”.