Cervello Elettronico - Logical Fears
From his lively roots in the underground of New York's finest electronic movements to his involvement in the bristling environment of LA's downright dirty dark scene, David Christian AKA Cervello Elettronico has been making waves with his unique brand of techno, rhythmic noise, and experimental electronic pieces. He has seen releases on major record labels such as Rustblade, Crunch Pod, and Germany's finest hard electro record label HANDS. That being said the Electronic Brain maestro has not slowed down his addicting thumping beats by any means necessary and has subsequently just released his latest album Logical Fears.
Logical Fears is an eleven track album which sees Christian reunite with HANDS once more as HANDS was home to his 2013 album Anima Meccanica as well as the 2014 single Dance Meccanica. While the album is currently available for order from HANDS, US customers can also get the album directly from Cervello Elettronico here. For the digital enthusiast Beatport will be your best friend.
Logical Fears starts off with a minimal rhythmic track 'Prophetic Vision'. Like the calm before a storm, a lurking ambiance and a soft techno beat rests well below the surface just waiting to break out. It's with the title track 'Logical Fears' that Cervello Elettronico breaks out from that soft shell and delivers a great thumping electronic piece. 'Divider' continues the noise with well used samples and fantastic backing synths. 'Tone Deaf' utilizes the same type of gritty underground sound from the previous tracks but improvises well delivered percussive moments within the song as well.
With a wickedly fast pace 'Black Matter' sounds like the heartbeat to all out chaos; this could be the soundtrack to a revolutionary riot. Metallic drumming holds its ground in 'Stand Your Ground' while blasts of noise echo with each and every beat in 'Memory Loss'. 'Choose Right' focused on a harder, slower rhythm while keeping a crunchy style. 'Spacial Differences' brought out tidbits of electro mayhem fused with light techno, while 'Retracted Statements' was a fairly stripped song focusing on riveting movements. The final track 'Movement' held no hands and sent me out with everything I loved about the album: big addicting beats.
Logical Fears is a grand album in the hard electro/techno underground and serves what can be accomplished with great production. This is one of those albums that sounds dirty and distorted without ever lacking in audio quality or fun. The beats are good, the sound is addicting, and Cervello Elettronico pumped a lot of work into this one. Cheers to him!
Dec 01 2016
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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