Minimal Violence – Phase I / Destroy (EP – Tresor Records)

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Genre/Influences: Technoid, EBM.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background/Info: A. Luk and Lida P. is a Canadian duo, which have already released a few productions, but this EP is the first one released by the famous Berliner label Tresor It also is the first EP in a series of three that will be normally released during the next twelve months.

Content: First two tracks are different edits from what might be seen as the title song “Ravebomb”. The composition is carried by hard bass lines and fast sequences. The “Fire Mix” sounds more elaborated. We next get 2 more tracks, which are moving from the rather wafting “Perfect Rendition” to the retro 90s-like sounding “The Next Screen Is Death”. Minimal Violence is clearly mixing elements of techno music together with the darkness and minimalism of EBM.

+ + + : This work stands for a more complex or should I say sophisticated format of techno music. It mainly comes through in both versions of “Ravebomb”, but there also is a great vintage sound approach emerging at the surface of“The Next Screen Is Death”. This song is reminding me of the early 90s of EBM. Even if it’s an instrumental piece you rapidly will recognize the typical sound spirit while the song has been accomplished with great effects.

– – – : This is not exactly what I would call a ‘techno master key’; it’s a rather difficult music style however meant to conquer fine tasters!

Conclusion: This is a promising first chapter in an interesting EP-series. Up to the second one!

Best songs: “The Next Screen Is Death”, “Ravebomb – Fire Mix”.

Rate: (7½).


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