Kant Kino - LRSBSS
EBM, Electro Ouch. What happen with Kant Kino? Their debut album 'We Are Kant Kino - You Are Not' is a superb debut album, filled with interesting melodies, heavy beats, fun variations of how the vocals sound. Simply said, a good example of a great debut album.

With Kant Kino's new EP 'LRSBSS', all the amazing melodies are gone and the sound switched from modern EBM with hints of Aggrotech and Dark Electro to Old School EBM, generic Old School EBM actually.

What once was fun, exploratory and interesting has become your everyday Old School release. I'm sure "LRSBSS" will work well on the dance floors, but in my book it's not enough. However, singing in Norwegian is actually quite interesting and a nice touch. Kudos for that.

Part from the original version, there's five remixes of the title track. "Celluoide Remix" removes much of the depth and bass and gives it a harder blip blop approach which is somewhat interesting. People Theatre try to add their synthpop sound to it, but the synthpop handclap sound together with the old school screamo vocals works as well together as cake topped with sour mud formed as strawberries. Might be worth checking out the "Klubbmix" by Kant Kino though, which is possibly better than the original, but too much formed as any dance floor remix to be of any interest. "Eddie B.", "Spark!" both fall pretty flat.

Oh, let's not forget the B-side called "My Game (feat. Komputergirl)". It has a nice chorus with nice melodies, but the refrain is simply to scaled down and monotone and intensify the sensation of lacking vocal skills, and that goes for Komputergirl as well as. Still, the B-side is the better track on this EP.

No, this is far from what I expected from Kant Kino. I looked forward to hear something new from them, now I can't do much more than simply hope that their upcoming album (expected end of 2012) has not been infected to much of this excursion.
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Brutal Resonance

Kant Kino - LRSBSS

5.5
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Alfa-Matrix
Ouch. What happen with Kant Kino? Their debut album 'We Are Kant Kino - You Are Not' is a superb debut album, filled with interesting melodies, heavy beats, fun variations of how the vocals sound. Simply said, a good example of a great debut album.

With Kant Kino's new EP 'LRSBSS', all the amazing melodies are gone and the sound switched from modern EBM with hints of Aggrotech and Dark Electro to Old School EBM, generic Old School EBM actually.

What once was fun, exploratory and interesting has become your everyday Old School release. I'm sure "LRSBSS" will work well on the dance floors, but in my book it's not enough. However, singing in Norwegian is actually quite interesting and a nice touch. Kudos for that.

Part from the original version, there's five remixes of the title track. "Celluoide Remix" removes much of the depth and bass and gives it a harder blip blop approach which is somewhat interesting. People Theatre try to add their synthpop sound to it, but the synthpop handclap sound together with the old school screamo vocals works as well together as cake topped with sour mud formed as strawberries. Might be worth checking out the "Klubbmix" by Kant Kino though, which is possibly better than the original, but too much formed as any dance floor remix to be of any interest. "Eddie B.", "Spark!" both fall pretty flat.

Oh, let's not forget the B-side called "My Game (feat. Komputergirl)". It has a nice chorus with nice melodies, but the refrain is simply to scaled down and monotone and intensify the sensation of lacking vocal skills, and that goes for Komputergirl as well as. Still, the B-side is the better track on this EP.

No, this is far from what I expected from Kant Kino. I looked forward to hear something new from them, now I can't do much more than simply hope that their upcoming album (expected end of 2012) has not been infected to much of this excursion. Sep 05 2012

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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