Presto Fervant - Banzai
EBM, Old School EBM The history of this project's creative force will take longer to describe that it will to review the two tracks on this single, so for reader of this sites, I'll simply say that it's the vocalist more recently known for Container 90 (Ronny Larsson, aka Ron2-D2) alongside Fredrik Lundvall (from all sorts of bands). And even that's longer than the shortest possible review I can manage, which is 'typical Swedish EBM'. They've just dug up a couple of unused tunes from 1992 and pressed them onto yellow vinyl.

That's not an insult - Sweden has produced more than a few EBM bands of note and this single is a worthy contribution to the canon, no matter how long ago it was recorded. The lead track "Banzai" includes the usual body beat essentials, including vocal staples such as "Lock The Target!" and "Crash and Burn!", but captures at least some Japanese cultural influence with a recurring oriental melodic motif, with some spoken-word history lesson material worked into the mix. It's a strong showing from a project that outputs music only intermittently.

The B-side (which really is a B-side, being a 7" single) is "Zymotic", and apart from some Pong-style plink-plonk retro noises, this once really is a standard-issue old-school EBM track that defies any further description. It's still worth picking up if old EBM and old formats are your thing. For those of you now purely in the digital world, you can still listen to it over on Soundcloud.
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Presto Fervant - Banzai

6.5
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Sham Recordings
The history of this project's creative force will take longer to describe that it will to review the two tracks on this single, so for reader of this sites, I'll simply say that it's the vocalist more recently known for Container 90 (Ronny Larsson, aka Ron2-D2) alongside Fredrik Lundvall (from all sorts of bands). And even that's longer than the shortest possible review I can manage, which is 'typical Swedish EBM'. They've just dug up a couple of unused tunes from 1992 and pressed them onto yellow vinyl.

That's not an insult - Sweden has produced more than a few EBM bands of note and this single is a worthy contribution to the canon, no matter how long ago it was recorded. The lead track "Banzai" includes the usual body beat essentials, including vocal staples such as "Lock The Target!" and "Crash and Burn!", but captures at least some Japanese cultural influence with a recurring oriental melodic motif, with some spoken-word history lesson material worked into the mix. It's a strong showing from a project that outputs music only intermittently.

The B-side (which really is a B-side, being a 7" single) is "Zymotic", and apart from some Pong-style plink-plonk retro noises, this once really is a standard-issue old-school EBM track that defies any further description. It's still worth picking up if old EBM and old formats are your thing. For those of you now purely in the digital world, you can still listen to it over on Soundcloud. Dec 23 2013

Jonny Hall

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