Genre/Influences: Techno-body, body-pop.
Content: The sound is clearly mixing EBM and techno music. It’s pretty danceable, sometimes a bit moving to the edge of ‘dance’ music, but still pretty techno-like à la Praga Khan. I also noticed some acid sequences while “Cyclotron” is maybe not the most noticeable cut although the darkest one.
We get 3 songs plus 4 remixes. Modulo One remixed the song “The Touch” while other remixes have been done by Lug00ber and Bitbear. Last, but not least there also is a remix of the title song by Assemblage 23.
+ + + : The production of the sound is amazing. This makes me think of a band that has taken the time to take care about every single detail while asking Seb Komor to master the EP is great. The songs are well-crafted and with a real good harmony between all influences. The previously mentioned “Cyclotron” is maybe not the biggest potential hit, but I really like this kind of ‘B-side’ for its darker side. The great atmospheric lead is irresistible, but I also enjoyed the effect on the vocals. This EP is made to dance and the big kicks are more than a simple invitation to move. Among the remixes I especially like the one by Lug00ber, which has this Praga Khan touch.
– – – : I can’t get away that some passages are pretty commercial/dance driven, which makes me say this is the kind of music that will be not timeless.
Conclusion: Norway has already featured multiple fascinating formations. It’s impossible to say if Modulo One will be the Norwegian next big thing, but I think we better can keep an eye on it.
Best songs: “The Touch – Lug00ber Remix”, “Cyclotron”, “Ten Thousand Meters Of Desert”.