Genre/Influences: Industrial, industrial-trance, tribal, experimental.
Background/Info: Siamgda (Marc Fisher) is back on track with a new EP featuring five new cuts. This German artist has already released several impressive tribal/industrial productions, his last album “Noise Yoga” (2017) being a true masterpiece.
Content: “Symbiotic Creatures” is more versatile compared to the last album. It remains driven and inspired by industrial-trance and –tribal, but globally speaking it also sounds more experimental. It feels a bit like these songs couldn’t have been placed on a full length album. The common element between all tracks is the genius sound design and overwhelming dark atmospheres emerging at the surface.
+ + + : The sound intelligence of this artist took me again by surprise. I’m really fond of the deep, blasting treatments, which are taking you by the throat. “Fake Dream” is a real cool song, but I also have to mention “Find You”’, which is pure industrial-dub. The diversity of the work is this EP’s main strength, but it also shows the open-minded approach of the composer.
– – – : I’m less convinced by some experimental passages and especially “Stuck On Hold” can’t convince me.
Conclusion: I personally prefer most Siamgda albums instead of this EP, but this artist remains a genius sound architect!
Best songs: “Fake Dream”, “Find You”, “Symbiotic Creatures”.