Genre/Influences: IDM, glitch, experimental, cinematographic.
The opening part reveals excellent sound treatments with a mixture of different styles. “As All Things” moves in between tribal, IDM and even dubby elements while the song is driven by a sexy and dynamic cadence. “Nostalgia” is an experimental mix featuring a kind of nu-classic treatments and blasting bass sounds.
We next moves into bombastic rhythms and glitch arrangements, which only reinforce the globally experimental approach of the work. But it never becomes a total experiment thanks to the injection of multiple influences. Every single track is a new experience in sound. “Negatory” and both parts of “Cold Fusion” even moves on the edge of lounge music merged with dubstep elements.
The last part of “Fragmented” reveals a few dreamy sound treatments accentuating the cinematographic approach of this opus. “Contortionism” is a noticeable cut in the genre, but I also have to mention the more experimental although ambient-like ‘bonus’ track (which is not available at the CD release).
Conclusion: I can’t say that Nour Fawzi is the most accessible release from the Mindtrick roster, but it’s a production clearly striving for diversity. You’ll discover a huge variety of influences.
Best songs: “Nostalgia”, “As All things”.
Label: www.mindtrick-records.com / www.facebook.com/mindtrickrecords