Genre/Influences: IDM, industrial, industrial-trance, experimental-techno.
Background/Info: Wolfram Bange better known under the Phasenmensch moniker joined hands together with Henning Hinck and Daniel Himmelreich aka ICD-10. Those artists are soulmates as the ICD-10 duo already contributed to previous Phasenmensch work while they both also assisted Bange on stage.
Content: This is a diversified piece of work moving from IDM towards industrial-techno and trance. Sometimes on the edge of experimentalism, but always driven by transcendental rhythms, this album covers a wider sonic canvas. I also noticed goa-like kicks and a kind of passion for sound effects and other meticulous treatments.
+ + + : Diversity is the main strength of this work, but it also reveals artists who feel comfortable experimenting with diversified influences. It’s an intelligent exposure of techno music mixed with dark noises or you can call it visionary industrial music for the next generations. The least I can say is that this trio stands for sonic chemistry!
– – – : This album definitely stands for ‘modern’ industrial music, which sounds like ages away from the ‘classical’ standards in the genre. That’s probably why this kind of production is too ‘techno’-minded for industrial purists.
Conclusion: Phasenmensch confirms its avant-garde sound in mixing techno with industrial, but now has found the perfect soulmates to create a great piece of dark dance stuff.
Best songs: “Shape Of Dissolution”, “Divinity”, “Unity (Auda)”, “Freedom Of Speech”, “Deep Within”.