Genre/Influences: Minimal-EBM, dark techno-body music.
Background/Info: The Fool’s Stone is an Italian combo featuring Gaia Brigida (live performing artist), Hard Ton (mixing disco and High-NRG together with acid) and Adriano Canzian (known for his minimal body-techno music). The Fool’s Stone have already released a few EP’s and are now finalizing their debut album (which will be released on Space Factory).
Content: “Prey” is a sonic symbiosis between dark EBM bass lines, techno-body sequences, raw-minimal arrangements, danceable kicks and vocals that have been produced with minimal-like effects creating the effect of an extra sound input. There for sure is a retro EBM input, which is mixing elements from the 80s and 90s.
The title song has been remixed by Fractions and Arkademode while Dave Inox did a remix of the song “Futura” –which has been released as EP-title song in 2018.
+ + + : No doubt about it, The Fool’s Stone is a successful combo and I can’t wait to discover their debut album. This EP confirms the band’s potential, mixing different influences together, but mainly osmosis of EBM and techno music. The tracks are minimal, but reveal a real knowledge in the sound creating and production work. The work is filled with great little details. The new song is a great exposure of this band’s talent and potential, but I also have to admit all remixes are worthy of examination as well. I however have a little preference for Dave Inox’ raw-sounding remix of “Futura”.
– – – : This EP tastes ‘for more’!
Conclusion: If you don’t know of The Fool’s Stone their EP’s will be a perfect introduction while awaiting the album.
Best songs: “Prey – Original Mix”, “Futura – Dave Inox Remix”, “Prey – Arkademode Remix”.