K-Not - Upgraded Data Life
Dubstep, IDM The problem with dubstep is that it has become way to popular for most people. A lot of hate is aimed at (industrial) artists who use influences in their music. But if done in a very good way nobody should complain. And that is exactly what K-not from Poland is doing. Making damn cool IDM with heavy dubstep influences.

One of the things i like most in music, any music, is walls of bass and heaviness, and K-not gives me what i want. Most songs on the album have this wall of low end stuff going on, and on high volumes it makes everything in the room shake. Damn great!

The music itself is also very good. Interesting rhythmns and synth sounds not far of those on the classic Warp "Artificial intelligence" series, of which the vinyl versions are still priced possessions in my record collection. This coupled with the heavy dubstep bass not unlike what Burial uses on his material. This makes me a happy camper while listening to this album. On the whole this album sounds like a crossover between the Autechre from the "Amber" period with Burial's work.

Apart from IDM and Dubstep there are also traces of drum&bass in the music. The soundcloud and myspace als mentions breakcore, but fortunately on this album we got spared that uninteresting rattling. Hope K-not stays far away from that in the future, because he delivers the goods with this one.

Its hard to point out best tracks, because the level is high, and most tracks have elements i really like. Only shortcoming would be that the album has too many tracks for consumption, and the last few tracks are somewhat lesser in quality. But all in all a good album for lovers of good IDM with very heavy bass work.
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Brutal Resonance

K-Not - Upgraded Data Life

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by CRL Studios
The problem with dubstep is that it has become way to popular for most people. A lot of hate is aimed at (industrial) artists who use influences in their music. But if done in a very good way nobody should complain. And that is exactly what K-not from Poland is doing. Making damn cool IDM with heavy dubstep influences.

One of the things i like most in music, any music, is walls of bass and heaviness, and K-not gives me what i want. Most songs on the album have this wall of low end stuff going on, and on high volumes it makes everything in the room shake. Damn great!

The music itself is also very good. Interesting rhythmns and synth sounds not far of those on the classic Warp "Artificial intelligence" series, of which the vinyl versions are still priced possessions in my record collection. This coupled with the heavy dubstep bass not unlike what Burial uses on his material. This makes me a happy camper while listening to this album. On the whole this album sounds like a crossover between the Autechre from the "Amber" period with Burial's work.

Apart from IDM and Dubstep there are also traces of drum&bass in the music. The soundcloud and myspace als mentions breakcore, but fortunately on this album we got spared that uninteresting rattling. Hope K-not stays far away from that in the future, because he delivers the goods with this one.

Its hard to point out best tracks, because the level is high, and most tracks have elements i really like. Only shortcoming would be that the album has too many tracks for consumption, and the last few tracks are somewhat lesser in quality. But all in all a good album for lovers of good IDM with very heavy bass work. Apr 20 2013

Pieter Winkelaar

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