May 20, 2024

Kilmarth – Sociological Veranda (Album – Kilmarth)

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Genre/Influences: Experimental, IDM, Electro, Cinematic, Glitch.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Kilmarth is a Belgian solo-project driven by Cédric Wattergniaux. Long time ago Cédric was a Side-Line member while he progressively started experimenting with music himself. After a few EP’s and singles he unleashed his debut album featuring eleven songs.

Content: This album brings an impressive sonic canvas of influences and music styles together. It clearly sounds Electronic but moves from a raw, Industrial debut cut featuring female, spoken-like vocals to Cinematic to pure Experimental music collage to Trip-Pop to Break-Beats and even an experiment with Jazzy, Latin tones. Most of the songs are instrumental versions , but there are also several guest singers featured.

+ + + : What I especially like in the attitude of this artist is the ‘no compromise’ approach. Kilmarth doesn’t really care about established- and trendy fashion trends but just does his thing. The opening piece “Lurking” featuring Silly Shadow is a brilliant cut mixing IDM and raw, Industrial, sound treatments. I also enjoy the ominous sphere running through a few other cuts. “Les Jeux Sont Faits” is one of these tracks I recommend listening to for the harder kick and Industrial touch.

– – – : The work doesn’t sound always that compact as there are so many influences running through the work. It sometimes feels like a compilation and/or imaginary Soundtrack. I think the main strength of the album lies in the impressive debut song whereon the vocals are also adding a little extra.

Conclusion: Kilmarth doesn’t deal with the most accessible format of Electronic music but clearly explores different paths and endless ideas.

Best songs: “Lurking”, “Les Jeux Sont Faits”, “Better Days”, “La Marche Noire Des Blattes”.

Rate: 7.


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