nolongerhuman - Introvert
Dark Electro, Harsh EBM I'll be the first to admit that I've never listened to a single song by Portland based nolongerhuman, the dark electro project from Clint Robertson. I'm sure to some, or even most, that the man is well known within the dark electro scene, having a decent fanbase and, from what I heard, a pretty good discography. However, I did not decide to listen to previous albums before tackling this one; I wanted to see what I thought of him based off of this fresh and new material. And I am not walking away disappointed.

This is an EP, with six remixes and two fresh songs. I'll start off by speaking of the two original tracks on the EP, Disassembled Tears and Memoirs. I enjoyed the hell out of Disassembled Tears, it having a decent paced song that, while not hitting extremely hard, still managed to have me moving. The vocals are distorted, as per the norm in dark electro, but it wasn't so fucked up as to drive me away in the slightest.

Memoirs follows that same pattern, giving louder vocals and a faster pace. Usually, when the samples come in, the music quiets down slightly, but once the aggressive vocals kick back in, we're given a fluctuation in the beats, allowing for more anger to flow and mix in with the beats.

Now, as far as the remixes go, there are two songs that have been remixed. The Death Hour was remixed by the fantastic C-Lekktor, the wonderful duo over at Stahlnebel & Black Selket, and as well as AktiveHate. Each one of the artists definitely takes a very bouncy approach with the song, making it very danceable. Each remix of the song is awesome, however, AktiveHate takes the cake by fusing guitar work with the synths and everything else. It blends together in a wondrous way.

And then we come to the second remixed song on the album, Lusus Naturae. THis time, we have Die Braut, Cold Therapy, and Nie. While I didn't really succumb to these remixes as much as I did the prior ones, I still found them to be good. I can't really say i had a favorite of these three as they were pretty much on par with one another. I still praise the artists' work on this song.

But, this is the end of the review. As a first time listener to nolongerhuman's stuff, I have to say that, for the most part, I enjoyed what I was given. I want to delve into more of his music rather than not, as the majority of this EP was the work of other artists on top of already made material. I can only expect miracles to appear before my eyes as I look towards his past and future releases.
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nolongerhuman - Introvert

I'll be the first to admit that I've never listened to a single song by Portland based nolongerhuman, the dark electro project from Clint Robertson. I'm sure to some, or even most, that the man is well known within the dark electro scene, having a decent fanbase and, from what I heard, a pretty good discography. However, I did not decide to listen to previous albums before tackling this one; I wanted to see what I thought of him based off of this fresh and new material. And I am not walking away disappointed.

This is an EP, with six remixes and two fresh songs. I'll start off by speaking of the two original tracks on the EP, Disassembled Tears and Memoirs. I enjoyed the hell out of Disassembled Tears, it having a decent paced song that, while not hitting extremely hard, still managed to have me moving. The vocals are distorted, as per the norm in dark electro, but it wasn't so fucked up as to drive me away in the slightest.

Memoirs follows that same pattern, giving louder vocals and a faster pace. Usually, when the samples come in, the music quiets down slightly, but once the aggressive vocals kick back in, we're given a fluctuation in the beats, allowing for more anger to flow and mix in with the beats.

Now, as far as the remixes go, there are two songs that have been remixed. The Death Hour was remixed by the fantastic C-Lekktor, the wonderful duo over at Stahlnebel & Black Selket, and as well as AktiveHate. Each one of the artists definitely takes a very bouncy approach with the song, making it very danceable. Each remix of the song is awesome, however, AktiveHate takes the cake by fusing guitar work with the synths and everything else. It blends together in a wondrous way.

And then we come to the second remixed song on the album, Lusus Naturae. THis time, we have Die Braut, Cold Therapy, and Nie. While I didn't really succumb to these remixes as much as I did the prior ones, I still found them to be good. I can't really say i had a favorite of these three as they were pretty much on par with one another. I still praise the artists' work on this song.

But, this is the end of the review. As a first time listener to nolongerhuman's stuff, I have to say that, for the most part, I enjoyed what I was given. I want to delve into more of his music rather than not, as the majority of this EP was the work of other artists on top of already made material. I can only expect miracles to appear before my eyes as I look towards his past and future releases.
Jan 17 2014

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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