Covenant - Skyshaper
EBM, Futurepop Covenant's 'Skyshaper' is in my opinion a very uneven album. On one side of the line we have fantastic "Ritual Noise", "Brave New World", "The Men" and totally amazing "20 Hz". On the other side of the line we have tracks like "The World Is Growing Loud", surprising "Happy Man" and the rest is somewhere in between. Still it's pretty nice to hear some tones from the earlier 'Sequenser' in the track "Spindrift".

There are some elements in this album I have a hard time understanding why they are in there, the 8-bit track "Happy Man" for an example, that one really surprised me. I also have a hard time finding a place for "Sweet and Salty" even though the track in it self is taste pretty good. This is some examples of elements that I find kill the overall picture of the album and performance.

You should still not forget that there are very nice parts of the album as well, even though I consider only four of the ten tracks to have the standard I wish for.

This review was written 2006 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Covenant - Skyshaper

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2006 by SubSpace Communications
Covenant's 'Skyshaper' is in my opinion a very uneven album. On one side of the line we have fantastic "Ritual Noise", "Brave New World", "The Men" and totally amazing "20 Hz". On the other side of the line we have tracks like "The World Is Growing Loud", surprising "Happy Man" and the rest is somewhere in between. Still it's pretty nice to hear some tones from the earlier 'Sequenser' in the track "Spindrift".

There are some elements in this album I have a hard time understanding why they are in there, the 8-bit track "Happy Man" for an example, that one really surprised me. I also have a hard time finding a place for "Sweet and Salty" even though the track in it self is taste pretty good. This is some examples of elements that I find kill the overall picture of the album and performance.

You should still not forget that there are very nice parts of the album as well, even though I consider only four of the ten tracks to have the standard I wish for.

This review was written 2006 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2006

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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