Genre/Influences: EBM, industrial.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: “The Book Of Gates” is the second single/EP taken from the Australian formation’s last full length “Apocrypha” (2018). There’s a limited 7” vinyl format, which is only including two songs while the CD and digital edit are featuring two extra songs/remixes.
Content: The work takes off with the original edit of the song, which is characterized by a solid and harmonious twist between guitar play and electronics. The chorus has something wafting while some broken rhythms are empowering the dynamic of the song.
+ + + : The title song is a right choice for a maxi; it’s a cool and powerful song, with a kind of Eastern tune on top. Among the remixes I like the more club-driven remix of Josh Rombout and the minimal-EBM approach of Dave Inox.
– – – : I regret there’s only one song –plus remixes, featured at this work. A real bonus would have been a new track.
Conclusion: Sirus brings a cool single/EP featuring a powerful title song plus cool remixes.
Best songs: “The Book Of Gates – Dave Inox Remix”, “Book Of Gates – Take control Mix”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.