ImiAFan + Dario Seraval – Against The Walls (Vinyl Mini-album – Seja Records)
Genre/Influences: EBM, minimal-electro.
Content: ImiAFan is a Slovakian project set up by Imrich Vegh during the late 90s. The band already released several productions, but didn’t really break through. “Against The Walls” will maybe catch a wider recognition because of guest singer and Borghesia front man Dario Seraval.
Dario already sung on a song of ImiAFan, which incited both artists to start a new and more concrete collaboration. The result is absolutely sensational and a real great surprise. The sound of ImiAFan moves in between intelligent EBM formats and pure electronic minimalism. It’s not pure EBM, but it will appeal to lovers of the genre.
Imrich Vegh reveals to be a genius sound manipulator who likes to experience with minimal bleeps recovering his work by mysterious atmospheres. There’s a kind of vintage touch throughout this work, but the main strength emerging from the music are the unique sound treatments. ImiAFan is not emulating any kind of established genre and/or formation, and has its very own sound DNA.
Dario Seraval’s very own timbre of voice creates a nice contrast with the music although it’s a great match. The cavernous vocals sung in Dario’s Mother tongue inject a real intriguing touch and are easily recognizable. I dare to say that this production is one of the best Dario Seraval contributed to in years.
The songs are well-crafted and efficient while a little detail like a kind of childish backing vocals (cf. “Poker”) is fully accomplishing the production. There’s a real touch of magic emerging from this work. We get 3 songs and a cool instrumental one plus 2 remixes.
The “Damolh33 Rmx” of “Poker” is a real potential hit. This remix was made by a Slovakian DJ who injected an extra clubby boost to the original song. I enjoyed the bleeps, sweeps and low resonating bass running through this song.
Conclusion: This vinyl is a real must-have for all fans of Borghesia, but especially for all lovers of intelligent and original minimal-electronics.
Best songs: “Poker – Damolh33 Rmx”, “Poker”, “Možgani Na Asfaltu”, “Crne Rukavice”.
Label: www.seja.nl / www.facebook.com/sejarecords
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