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Genre/Influences: Industrial, IDM.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This self-titled album by Amsterdam (The Netherlands) native Thomas Bruning also is the official debut album of the artist.

Content: The work takes off with a slow tempo and IDM-orientated sound. Quite progressively Shrouds move on exploring the path of IDM while injecting harder, Industrial, and vague Techno-driven influences. The tracks have been accomplished by multiple, icy, metallic, sound treatments and broken beats. A few spoken samplings can be noticed now and then.

+ + + : Shrouds sounds like it is emerging from out of the blue taking me by surprise. The work is a sophisticated, intelligent and somewhat visionary Industrial music genre. The artist achieved his work with an impressive sound canvas of manipulated sound treatments. I like the cold atmosphere hanging over the work while the rhythms will get you to dance. “Shrouds” reveals numerous great cuts so in the end it’s hard to say which one is my favorite. 

– – – : I don’t see any real minus point but there’s just one, little regret… the album is featuring 8 tracks.

Conclusion: Shrouds is a great discovery in the ‘modern-Industrial’ music age and has accomplished a brilliant debut album.

Best songs: “Morphed Being”, “Who Are They”, “Listen To Me”, “Torn Apart”, “I Hope You Find Me”.

Rate: 9.

Artist: www.facebook.com/shroudsmusic

Label: www.handsproductions.com / www.facebook.com/hands.official

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