[makina] - Lambaste
Electro, Dubstep [makina] is a solo project that plays with electronics a lot. The guy calls himself the "master mind of Electronic Dance Music", and I do think that's a bit arrogant and absurd, but, hey, titles mean nothing. I can call myself the president of the United States, and yet, at the end of the day, I'm just some curly headed cunt with a foul mouth and a knack for being overbearing at points. However, this guy does cover a lot of different aesthetics in his album, which doesn't make him the beast he says he is, but it does make him a pretty competent artist who knows what he's doing.

I got a bit worried at the start of "Concrete", which also happens to be the threshold of the album, for it began off with the same bass line over and over and over again for the first forty seconds or so, and it became quite the nuisance. Not to fear, however, as the song evolved and brought in a lot more sounds and electronic funk that gets you stirred up.

I do have to complain, though, about the way the man shows the album off to be. In the description, it states that this is "a heavy artillery album covering Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, World..." Now, while I can say that the album does deliver a shit ton of cross-breeding, mixing and matching styles, I do not agree with the statement that this is heavy artillery. It actually is quite relaxing to me, and very nice and soothing. I just believe in advertising the right product to the right people.

That being said, the album still sounds very nice. It's fluent and paced, very relaxing. I can see this being used not really on the dance floor, but as an excellent album just to go joy riding through a city at night in. At least I can picture myself doing such a feat; it almost seems as if this would fit very well in a cyber-punk movie, like Akira. And that's also where the problem lies.

I like this album, but it's not necessarily something to get too ecstatic over. As I'm listening to this, I find myself able to entirely focus on something else and completely ignore the music. Give me something that's legendary, and I can't take my ears off it, and have to split my attention. That's not the actual case with this album. However, I have a feeling that's how this was meant to play out. This is good, don't doubt me on that, and it's fun to listen to when you need to wind down. It's just lacking that jaw dropping quality that really holds it back.
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Brutal Resonance

[makina] - Lambaste

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by CRL Studios
[makina] is a solo project that plays with electronics a lot. The guy calls himself the "master mind of Electronic Dance Music", and I do think that's a bit arrogant and absurd, but, hey, titles mean nothing. I can call myself the president of the United States, and yet, at the end of the day, I'm just some curly headed cunt with a foul mouth and a knack for being overbearing at points. However, this guy does cover a lot of different aesthetics in his album, which doesn't make him the beast he says he is, but it does make him a pretty competent artist who knows what he's doing.

I got a bit worried at the start of "Concrete", which also happens to be the threshold of the album, for it began off with the same bass line over and over and over again for the first forty seconds or so, and it became quite the nuisance. Not to fear, however, as the song evolved and brought in a lot more sounds and electronic funk that gets you stirred up.

I do have to complain, though, about the way the man shows the album off to be. In the description, it states that this is "a heavy artillery album covering Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, World..." Now, while I can say that the album does deliver a shit ton of cross-breeding, mixing and matching styles, I do not agree with the statement that this is heavy artillery. It actually is quite relaxing to me, and very nice and soothing. I just believe in advertising the right product to the right people.

That being said, the album still sounds very nice. It's fluent and paced, very relaxing. I can see this being used not really on the dance floor, but as an excellent album just to go joy riding through a city at night in. At least I can picture myself doing such a feat; it almost seems as if this would fit very well in a cyber-punk movie, like Akira. And that's also where the problem lies.

I like this album, but it's not necessarily something to get too ecstatic over. As I'm listening to this, I find myself able to entirely focus on something else and completely ignore the music. Give me something that's legendary, and I can't take my ears off it, and have to split my attention. That's not the actual case with this album. However, I have a feeling that's how this was meant to play out. This is good, don't doubt me on that, and it's fun to listen to when you need to wind down. It's just lacking that jaw dropping quality that really holds it back. Jun 18 2013

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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