Panacea – Beyond All Boundaries (Vinyl 12” – Sonic Groove)

Genre/Influences: Industrial-techno. Background/Info: Some will remember Mathis Mootz for his great work under the M²…

Genre/Influences: Industrial-techno.

Panacea – Beyond All BoundariesBackground/Info: Some will remember Mathis Mootz for his great work under the M² (Squaremeter) moniker, but his main project always has been Panacea. He released an impressive number of productions since 1997 (mainly EP’s) and now joined hands with the fine-tasters label Sonic Groove. This is the second 12” released on Sonic Groove.

Content: It’s really interesting to see how Panacea has evolved in sound throughout the years, but the common element always has been the element of innovation. This new EP reveals a hard and punching industrial-techno fusion mixed with ghost-like spoken samplings, but also with acid-driven sequences and trance parts.

+ + + : This EP features four different songs and there’s neither a real title cut nor B-side tracks. We get 4 hard-banging and well-crafted industrial tracks carried by beating techno kicks. This artist simply confirms the current trend to mix different music genres, which in the end have a lot of common elements. This is intelligent techno music or visionary industrial work, but it will definitely appeal for both audiences. I like the unpolished production approach of the artist.

– – – : Industrial-techno became a quite popular mix so in the end there’s no real surprise in the tracklist although this is pure magic!

Conclusion: Sonic Groove’s owner Adam Mitchell (Adam X) has a nose for intelligent and efficient techno music with a dark edge, so here’s Panacea!

Best songs: “Fibre Optix”, ”Walrus”, “Beyond All Boundaries”.

Rate: (8½).

Artist: www.facebook.com/thepanaceaofficial

Label: www.sonicgroove.com / www.facebook.com/Sonicgrooverecords



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