Genre/Influences: Industrial, electro.
Background/Info: “Sorgenkind” is the next EP and teaser to the new album “Gestern” by Xotox. The previous EP “UFO” took me by surprise revealing an explicit trance influence mixed with industrial music. This EP features the title track plus two remixes and one extra cut.
Content: “Sorgenkind” is totally different from “UFO” and yet already surprising. The song is driven by a speed cadence and features a rather melodic tune. You get the impression two different music worlds have been forced to cohabit. Next to the original edit you’ll also discover a “Cinematic Version”, which is more evasive while the last track is a “Reprise”. This is a short cut, more as a teaser to introduce the main song.
The single song left is a “Dark ambient Mix” of “Haunted”, which is a song the original version appears on the new album.
+ + + : Xotox is definitely taking us by surprise, unleashing a new and unexpected song. The heavy, merciless rhythmic is not that surprising, but I can’t remember to have heard Xotox that ‘ambient’-driven. The title song is also a bit of a challenge as two styles, which aren’t especially compatible have been mixed together.
– – – : “UFO” totally convinced me, but “Sorgenkind” left me a bit skeptical. The title song is not that bad, but the remixes –or alternative edits, don’t bring any bonus to this EP.
Conclusion: I’m not sure “Sorgenkind” will go down in history as the biggest Xotox hit, but you never know… Time now for the album!
Best songs: “Sorgenkind”.