April 12, 2024

Thorofon – Angor (Album – Ant-Zen)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Minimal-Electro.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background/Info: “Angor” was released at the end of 2023 and is ‘the second part of the sinister world of Gladio Angor – a sonic descent into the abyss, that is simultaneously captivating and disconcerting.’ This new work features ten new songs by Dan Courtman.

Content: The approach and global sound influences are quite comparable to the “Gladio”-album. This is a sonic fusion between Minimal-Electronics close to 80s influences and a harder Industrial sound appealing for Dive-fans. You’ll notice songs featuring vocals and/or spoken samplings.

+ + + : Thorofon remains faithful to its 80s sound mixing different- but related styles together. I still like the minimalism emerging at “Fools Cage” feat. Te/DIS. This is a true masterpiece with danceable vibes. But I also recommend “Take Reality” for its early Industrial/Experimental spirit and the somewhat harder “Perfection” reminding me of Dive’s Electro-Industrial style.

– – – : A few parts feature more chaotic structures but you don’t hear me complaining.

Conclusion: “Gladio” and “Angor” both are great pieces of retro- and yet modern Minimal-Electro/Industrial music.

Best songs: “Fools Cage”, “Take Reality”, “Perfection”, “Shrouts Of Cries”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: http://web.archive.org/web/20070313082511/http://www.umbkollektif.com/thorofon/thorofon.html

Label: www.ant-zen.com / www.facebook.com/antzen.official

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