Genre/Influences: Techno, IDM, minimal-electronics.
Background/Info: Voiski has already released an impressive number of productions –mainly EP’s, since 2009, but “Marble Sadness” is the first production released on Dement3d Records.
Content: “Marble Sadness” features 4 songs, which are quite different in style. The A-side is more into ‘classical’ techno music although I have to say it sounds minimal and definitely space-like.
The B-side reveals a more sophisticated side of the project. We now get a more minimal and intelligent approach, which is getting closer to IDM and made me think to Front 242 from the early years going techno!
+ + + : Voiski is a producer from many talents. Next to the familiar techno composition, this artist also reveals a retro-electronic approach featuring a great sound intelligence. Comparing an artist to early Front 242-work is more than simply a reference. This sound intelligence has been mixed with a more contemporary format and space-like bleeps and atmospheres. “Micro Mouse Mappy” is a real master piece while the title song is the next attention grabber.
– – – : I can’t say that the A-side of this vinyl is something to forget, but there clearly is a significant different between both sides. And the A-side is not entirely representative for the sophisticated writing and global sound approach of the B-side.
Conclusion: Voiski reveals 2 faces on this vinyl, but I prefer to remember the most elaborated and classy one featured on the B-side. This is the future of techno music!
Best songs: “Micro Mouse Mappy”, “Marble Sadness”.
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.