Genre/Influences: Industrial, Tribal, Electro.
Background/Info: For more than ten years Steven Archer (Ego Likeness) has been releasing music as Stoneburner. He already released an impressive number of works and strikes back again with a new EP inspired by the work of Robin Hanson.
Content: The initial Tribal sound of Stoneburner is still there but not as much in the forefront. The sound has progressively evolved towards a mix of Industrial-Rock and bombastic electronics. I noticed an EBM bass line running through one of the cuts while the second part of the work reveals more explicit good-old Industrial-Tribal influences. You’ll discover songs with vocals and instrumental edits. The EP -which rather looks like a mini-album, features 6 cuts plus a bonus track which is a cover version of The Psychedelic Furs (cf. “Book Of Days”).
+ + + : Stoneburner moves on progressively evolving and walking on new sonic paths. I still prefer the Tribal-inspired cuts and the bombastic arrangements. “Corvomancers” and “The Great Filter” both are little sonic jewels revealing great sound intelligence and judicious arrangements.
– – – : I’m not into all the songs as some are far away from the initial style and magic of this project. The cover song of The Psychedelic Furs is an interesting addition but not exactly a master track.
Conclusion: I have mixed feelings listening to this work which I’ll keep in mind for its familiar Tribal-driven songs.
Best songs: “The Great Filter”,“Corvomancers”.
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