Genre/Influences: Minimal EBM, techno-body, industrial-techno.
Format: Digital, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Behind Maedon is hiding American female artist Maeghan Donovan. She got some experience with dark-techno under the ‘Pulsewidthmot’ moniker and now set up Maedon. “Against His Will” is the official debut record released on Adam Mitchell’s label Sonic Groove.
Content: Forget about easy clichés girls can’t make rough music! Maeghan Donovan brings hard and unpolished techno-music driven by solid EBM bass lines. The tracks have been achieved with industrial sound treatments and fine bleeps. The EP features 4 hard-hitting cuts of EBM-minimalism!
+ + + : There’s an impressive sonic welfare running through this work. The sound production is voluntary unpolished and brutal, which mains emerges from the kicks, but the work is accomplished with an impressive sonic canvas of industrial noises and fine bleeps. I also like the way the tracks have been constructed, moving towards transcendental breaks. The icy sound treatments are brilliant, reinforcing the tormented sphere supporting this production.
– – – : The rhythms are somewhat linear, which is not that surprising for this kind of production, but Maedon abuses a bit of the rough format.
Conclusion: This is not techno music for the clubs, but a format for dungeons and dark cellars; this is a perverted techno format I like!
Best songs: “Illusion”, “Special Report”.