Ekoplekz - Intrusive Incidentalz Vol.1
Experimental, Ambient I remember the time 20-25 years ago, when the world was fresh and undiscovered. Everything seemed to be new, while I opened my mind to the new stream of music experiences. The scene was young, and a lot of sounds were around to establish that, which now is called industrial music. Without any concern, the will to experiment ruled the atmosphere and nothing could be a limitation, but artists? imagination. Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Nurse With Wound, all of them seem to be so far away now. Many years past, and I am still here, not that young anymore, but again searching for the new music to discover and new experiences to gain.

There are some bands here and there which try to reinvent the good old days and Ekoplekz's ?Intrusive Incidentalz Vol.1' is that type of an album, which follows the path of long forgotten memories to bring some kind of nostalgia, when everything around is commercialized. I would like to remind you that in the good old days, most of the experiments were around analog devices and nobody could use any processing software to blur and rework. ?Intrusive Incidentals Vol.1? brings me this sound in its virginity. Dirty and uncovered, that is the key for the true old spirit. Scrapping some instruments on the floor, hitting some junk metal cages, jerking out the handy tools and all of that over floating analog melodies. Some of the tracks remind me old black and white movies from mid-sixties about aliens, with handmade special effects and funny decorations; this could be a nice soundtrack for any those. And few tracks could fit into horror movies as well with zombies and vampires. The rolling sound travels through most of the tracks, playing with its volume and level gives an effect of some crazy man, who takes a microphone and walks disorderly inside the room with the sound source, getting far and then close to it. The sharp atmosphere doesn't leave me, because the structure is always full with flying knifes of sudden noises, strange distorted chants and voices. There is no way to find any rhythm or organization inside the music, which keeps me in a feeling of total improvisation from time to time. On few tracks I even get a déjà-vu of Haus Arafna melody's style, but it is very light and flows away as soon as minutes of music path.

To make a long story short, an experiment with the old legacy was not bad at all. If it was done around 20 years ago, the same album could make much more impact and leave more memories after the listening. But now, when the year 2011 is here already, it is hard to rely seriouslyon such kind of music. It is nice for one evening of nostalgia, when there are no other new albums around which are worth to listen to, but not more than that. All of this was already done and carved into the history books. Although, the effort was good, and I don't through the CD out of the window immediately, instead keeping it for my personal collection to return to it one sunny day, when Aunt Nostalgia hit me once again. Or maybe, I perhaps instead I should put some old Coil album into my CD player. What do you think?
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Brutal Resonance

Ekoplekz - Intrusive Incidentalz Vol.1

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2011 by Punch Drunk Music
I remember the time 20-25 years ago, when the world was fresh and undiscovered. Everything seemed to be new, while I opened my mind to the new stream of music experiences. The scene was young, and a lot of sounds were around to establish that, which now is called industrial music. Without any concern, the will to experiment ruled the atmosphere and nothing could be a limitation, but artists? imagination. Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Nurse With Wound, all of them seem to be so far away now. Many years past, and I am still here, not that young anymore, but again searching for the new music to discover and new experiences to gain.

There are some bands here and there which try to reinvent the good old days and Ekoplekz's ?Intrusive Incidentalz Vol.1' is that type of an album, which follows the path of long forgotten memories to bring some kind of nostalgia, when everything around is commercialized. I would like to remind you that in the good old days, most of the experiments were around analog devices and nobody could use any processing software to blur and rework. ?Intrusive Incidentals Vol.1? brings me this sound in its virginity. Dirty and uncovered, that is the key for the true old spirit. Scrapping some instruments on the floor, hitting some junk metal cages, jerking out the handy tools and all of that over floating analog melodies. Some of the tracks remind me old black and white movies from mid-sixties about aliens, with handmade special effects and funny decorations; this could be a nice soundtrack for any those. And few tracks could fit into horror movies as well with zombies and vampires. The rolling sound travels through most of the tracks, playing with its volume and level gives an effect of some crazy man, who takes a microphone and walks disorderly inside the room with the sound source, getting far and then close to it. The sharp atmosphere doesn't leave me, because the structure is always full with flying knifes of sudden noises, strange distorted chants and voices. There is no way to find any rhythm or organization inside the music, which keeps me in a feeling of total improvisation from time to time. On few tracks I even get a déjà-vu of Haus Arafna melody's style, but it is very light and flows away as soon as minutes of music path.

To make a long story short, an experiment with the old legacy was not bad at all. If it was done around 20 years ago, the same album could make much more impact and leave more memories after the listening. But now, when the year 2011 is here already, it is hard to rely seriouslyon such kind of music. It is nice for one evening of nostalgia, when there are no other new albums around which are worth to listen to, but not more than that. All of this was already done and carved into the history books. Although, the effort was good, and I don't through the CD out of the window immediately, instead keeping it for my personal collection to return to it one sunny day, when Aunt Nostalgia hit me once again. Or maybe, I perhaps instead I should put some old Coil album into my CD player. What do you think?
Sep 20 2011

Andrew Dienes

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