Benjamin'sPlague - MINIVIEW: Choke On Euphoria
Dark Electro Most of the problems that occur in the dark electro scene anymore is identity crisis. There are so many bands and solo projects out there that claim to be unique, different, and even add more words to "dark electro" just to make it sound like they're doing something different. Most of that shit is just what I said it is: shit. However, from time to time you have guys like Benjamin'sPlague that come along and actually crank out good dark electro. This man plays on thin ice overcoming certain tropes the field comes with, but finds himself caught in a bit of muck here and there with his latest EP 'Choke On Euphoria'. 

Where Benjamin'sPlague succeeds is with his music; yes, it is dark electro and it has a striking beat, but it's everything else that's added in - such as the middle eastern vibe on 'The Fast Defeating Process', or the excellently done piano work on 'Imperfections' - that makes the EP so great. However, Benjamin'sPlague would really make himself outstanding if somehow, someway the vocals changed up to not sound like every other dark electro project. It's not that his chords or the way they're processed is done in a bad manner; he actually is a quite skilled producer. It's just that they sound like so many other projects out there.

Nonetheless, production values are fantastic, and you'll find it hard to locate dark electro that sounds as clean as this. Mix in remixes from Nordika, MadManCircus, and an absolutely mindblowing remix from [SNUFF] and "Choke On Euphoria" turns out to be a solid dark electro run. 
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Benjamin'sPlague - MINIVIEW: Choke On Euphoria

Most of the problems that occur in the dark electro scene anymore is identity crisis. There are so many bands and solo projects out there that claim to be unique, different, and even add more words to "dark electro" just to make it sound like they're doing something different. Most of that shit is just what I said it is: shit. However, from time to time you have guys like Benjamin'sPlague that come along and actually crank out good dark electro. This man plays on thin ice overcoming certain tropes the field comes with, but finds himself caught in a bit of muck here and there with his latest EP 'Choke On Euphoria'. 

Where Benjamin'sPlague succeeds is with his music; yes, it is dark electro and it has a striking beat, but it's everything else that's added in - such as the middle eastern vibe on 'The Fast Defeating Process', or the excellently done piano work on 'Imperfections' - that makes the EP so great. However, Benjamin'sPlague would really make himself outstanding if somehow, someway the vocals changed up to not sound like every other dark electro project. It's not that his chords or the way they're processed is done in a bad manner; he actually is a quite skilled producer. It's just that they sound like so many other projects out there.

Nonetheless, production values are fantastic, and you'll find it hard to locate dark electro that sounds as clean as this. Mix in remixes from Nordika, MadManCircus, and an absolutely mindblowing remix from [SNUFF] and "Choke On Euphoria" turns out to be a solid dark electro run. 
Oct 22 2015

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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