Kuroshio - Biomechanic
EBM What we have here is a sort of old/new project combined into one. Old, as in the founding member(AQi) of the now split Kuroshio Current has risen from the depths of the darkest waters once more to create a new project that was launched a year after the original band went defunct. Creatively enough, the new project borrowed the name of the old one, but just cut it in half by a word, and was left with Kuroshio as a name. And, so, this is their release that I'm about to dive into, filled with EBM beats and other such goodies.

Most of the album is your standard EBM fare; nothing too hardcore to make you piss yourself, but nothing too light to make you fall asleep. It finds the middle grounds and tends to keep up a catchy, dance like atmosphere throughout most of the songs. Take a listen to Autumn, and the bass line will consistently roll down the line without stopping, and does make me wanna move my body..

The vocals present within the songs are never too horribly toyed with. Most of the time, they are quite clean, albeit with slight digital enhancements. It's not bothersome by far, and the vocals are fairly decent. They aren't anything great, I can tell you that much, but they get the job done as in any case.

So, while I do sit here and compliment the album, I suppose the only con is that, as I said within the first sentence of my second paragraph, most of this is standard EBM fare. I don't really see much that's unique. Is it good? Yes. Is it fun? Yes. But, quite simply, there just isn't enough moving me in this album to really get me banging my head off a wall and saying, "I wanna listen to that thirteen more times." I will mark this down as something good to listen to, just maybe not thirteen times in a row...Perhaps more like twice, and then I'm finished with it.
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Brutal Resonance

Kuroshio - Biomechanic

6.5
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2012
What we have here is a sort of old/new project combined into one. Old, as in the founding member(AQi) of the now split Kuroshio Current has risen from the depths of the darkest waters once more to create a new project that was launched a year after the original band went defunct. Creatively enough, the new project borrowed the name of the old one, but just cut it in half by a word, and was left with Kuroshio as a name. And, so, this is their release that I'm about to dive into, filled with EBM beats and other such goodies.

Most of the album is your standard EBM fare; nothing too hardcore to make you piss yourself, but nothing too light to make you fall asleep. It finds the middle grounds and tends to keep up a catchy, dance like atmosphere throughout most of the songs. Take a listen to Autumn, and the bass line will consistently roll down the line without stopping, and does make me wanna move my body..

The vocals present within the songs are never too horribly toyed with. Most of the time, they are quite clean, albeit with slight digital enhancements. It's not bothersome by far, and the vocals are fairly decent. They aren't anything great, I can tell you that much, but they get the job done as in any case.

So, while I do sit here and compliment the album, I suppose the only con is that, as I said within the first sentence of my second paragraph, most of this is standard EBM fare. I don't really see much that's unique. Is it good? Yes. Is it fun? Yes. But, quite simply, there just isn't enough moving me in this album to really get me banging my head off a wall and saying, "I wanna listen to that thirteen more times." I will mark this down as something good to listen to, just maybe not thirteen times in a row...Perhaps more like twice, and then I'm finished with it. Oct 01 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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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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