Genre/Influences: Industrial, tribal, ambient.
Background/Info: Stroboscopic Artefacts joined hands with Pact Infernal for a new chapter in the “Monad”-series. Pact Infernal already released a few number of EP’s and a full length earlier this year.
Content: This is a heavy piece of styled industrial compositions. The sounds are pretty heavy and progressively joined by extra tribal influences. A haunting sphere is recovering some parts of the work. The cadence remains slow, but danceable. The last cut reveals a more ambient flavor while you also will notice a ritual element running through this cut.
+ + + : If Pact Infernal is considered to be ‘techno’ music, this new EP definitely reveals a different sound approach, which will appeal for lovers of industrial- and tribal music. It’s a creative composition featuring a perfect balance between the different influences and a high tech production. There are 4 cuts featured, but all of them are accomplished and highly recommended.
– – – : The only regret some people might have about this release is the lack of ‘techno’ elements, but this work no longer sounds like techno, but comes closer to industrial fields.
Conclusion: This EP has something visionary, like showing the further development of industrial music or if you really want to link it with techno music; the next techno dimension based upon dark spheres and sound intelligence!
Best songs: “Sapere Aude”, “Cor Aut Mors”, “Capax Infinity”