Tension Control – Industrielle Revolution (Album – Tension Control)

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Genre/Influences: EBM.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Michael Schrader strikes back with the fourth album of his sonic alter-ego Tension Control. The album features thirteen new songs.

Content: If you’re familiar with this German project you’re expecting new ‘old-school’ EBM. And that’s precisely what “Industrielle Revolution” stands for; good-old EBM reminding the energy and power of bands like DAF, AD:Key and co. The work is carried by solid bass lines and danceable kicks. The lyrics are switching from English to German and vice versa.

+ + + : Tension Control sounds as an ode to good-old EBM; a ‘pure’ EBM format which is however more and more accomplished. Tension Control is evolving throughout the years while remaining faithful to its initial approach. The album brings a succession of danceable, hitting, cuts. It’s not easy to give you favorites but I particularly like “Your Voice”, “50 Hertz”, “Feel The Rhythm” and “Survivor”. A last and essential point is the artwork of the album which is in the continuation of previous albums. I like this standardized  and recognizable approach.

– – – : I think that if the album would have been recorded with better equipment and/or in a better studio it would reach an extra -and higher, level.

Conclusion: Tension Control remains a solid ambassador of the contemporary ‘old-school’-EBM.

Best songs: “Your Voice”, “50 Hertz”, “Feel The Rhythm”, “Survivor”, “Form Folgt Funktion”, “Und Keiner Geht Hin”.

Rate: 8.

Artist:www.tensioncontrol.de / www.facebook.com/tension.control.ebm

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