Beauty Queen Autopsy - Good, Giving, Game
Electropop If ever you were to tell me that Matt Fanale of Caustic were to team up with Erica Mulkey from Unwoman to create an electropop outfit going by the name of Beauty Queen Autopsy, I'd probably laugh at you a bit and say that probably wouldn't happen. However, as the world turns and the sun switches shifts with the moon, it appears that I shall be the one ridiculed, for that's exactly what happened.

Formed recently at some point in 2013, these two released a demo of four tracks via their Bandcamp page in December of 2013. Proving to be popular and with good reception despite releasing from the pits of nowhere, a new EP was released by the two near three days ago entitled Good, Giving, Game.

The EP consists of one song from the demos of 2013 of the same name, this time just mastered and refreshed, three remixes of the same song, a fourth of Lotharia, and a cover of Placebo's Pure Morning. And what a wonderful EP this turned out to be.

You have Erica Mulkey presenting the vocals on Good, Giving, Game, and her chords shine just as swell as always. A nice, peaceful tone with a smooth beat mainly relying on a smooth bassline to push it through. There are hardly any effect placed on her voice, except maybe a bit of an echo or chorus at points here and there. A grand song from two grand people.

Sweat Boys present a more dance like mix of the song, the synths coming out from their lovely homes to play and give off a splendid little effect to it. Letzte Ausfahrt Leben does the second remix and offers more of a drum'n'bass remix of the song. The bassline doesn't change much, but the added d'n'b does a nice job of constructing something new. It does sort of get in the way of Mulkey's voice, but, still, it's not a bad mix. The last mix of the song was done by Loss. Slow moving, sounding a bit more dreadful than the others, this song gave off a ghoulish tone.

The cover of Pure Morning was just astounding. I don't think I can really ever get enough of Mulkey's singing. Pair that with a pretty awesome song with a beat that covers it with good respect, you got yourself a winning melody wrapped up in a pretty package.

Mr.Kitty then came along for the last song and final remix. It was of Lotharia which appeared on the demos from 2013. Honestly, after hearing Kitty's regular sounds mixed with Mulkey's chords, I would love to see a collaborative effort between the two again in the future. I'm sure it would create a song that would not soon be forgotten, because this mix is absolutely astounding in every sense of the word.

And, now, we're done with this EP. Though it might just be an EP and no more, there is some serious talent brewing between this duo. It's projects like this that manage to really want me to keep going and exploring music more than ever, featuring not something that isn't new, but something that takes an already established genre, takes the bullshit out of it and creates a most precious gem out of what remains. Much respect and high praise go out to these two; I can't wait to see their full length should one come to exist.
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Brutal Resonance

Beauty Queen Autopsy - Good, Giving, Game

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
If ever you were to tell me that Matt Fanale of Caustic were to team up with Erica Mulkey from Unwoman to create an electropop outfit going by the name of Beauty Queen Autopsy, I'd probably laugh at you a bit and say that probably wouldn't happen. However, as the world turns and the sun switches shifts with the moon, it appears that I shall be the one ridiculed, for that's exactly what happened.

Formed recently at some point in 2013, these two released a demo of four tracks via their Bandcamp page in December of 2013. Proving to be popular and with good reception despite releasing from the pits of nowhere, a new EP was released by the two near three days ago entitled Good, Giving, Game.

The EP consists of one song from the demos of 2013 of the same name, this time just mastered and refreshed, three remixes of the same song, a fourth of Lotharia, and a cover of Placebo's Pure Morning. And what a wonderful EP this turned out to be.

You have Erica Mulkey presenting the vocals on Good, Giving, Game, and her chords shine just as swell as always. A nice, peaceful tone with a smooth beat mainly relying on a smooth bassline to push it through. There are hardly any effect placed on her voice, except maybe a bit of an echo or chorus at points here and there. A grand song from two grand people.

Sweat Boys present a more dance like mix of the song, the synths coming out from their lovely homes to play and give off a splendid little effect to it. Letzte Ausfahrt Leben does the second remix and offers more of a drum'n'bass remix of the song. The bassline doesn't change much, but the added d'n'b does a nice job of constructing something new. It does sort of get in the way of Mulkey's voice, but, still, it's not a bad mix. The last mix of the song was done by Loss. Slow moving, sounding a bit more dreadful than the others, this song gave off a ghoulish tone.

The cover of Pure Morning was just astounding. I don't think I can really ever get enough of Mulkey's singing. Pair that with a pretty awesome song with a beat that covers it with good respect, you got yourself a winning melody wrapped up in a pretty package.

Mr.Kitty then came along for the last song and final remix. It was of Lotharia which appeared on the demos from 2013. Honestly, after hearing Kitty's regular sounds mixed with Mulkey's chords, I would love to see a collaborative effort between the two again in the future. I'm sure it would create a song that would not soon be forgotten, because this mix is absolutely astounding in every sense of the word.

And, now, we're done with this EP. Though it might just be an EP and no more, there is some serious talent brewing between this duo. It's projects like this that manage to really want me to keep going and exploring music more than ever, featuring not something that isn't new, but something that takes an already established genre, takes the bullshit out of it and creates a most precious gem out of what remains. Much respect and high praise go out to these two; I can't wait to see their full length should one come to exist. Jul 11 2014

Off label

Official relesae released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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