Unter Null - Moving On
EBM, Electro Unter Null is back with a new album, even after saying the last release would be her last one. I was actually hoping it would be, because I've never been a fan of her work even thought the earlier stuff was much better than this album.

So let us talk a bit about 'Moving on'. As a lot of artists these days, Unter Null is no exception when it comes to evolving the music. Some artists are good at in and others aren't, and well, Unter Null is the second one. Overall the mixing isn't very good at all and I feel that the vocals and drums for most parts are the only thing you hear and the melodies disappear behind that along with a arpeggio that just seems out of place. So let's talk about a few of the tracks.

First off you got a slow ambient like opening track that almost bored me out of my mind after three minutes. This was followed by the track "Moving on" that has a nice piano line but it's really boring and the attempt to use clean vocals fails with too many effects making her sound like a robot. Then we are greeted with a faster track called "Broken Heart Cliché" where you have almost drum n bass like drums backed up by vocals that doesn't sound synched and are too high combined with a really worthless chorus arpeggio which just feels wrong in every way.

Some tracks would have been nice if it weren't for the vocals because seriously, sometimes they don't fit and there are way too many effects on them. This has been one of the worst albums I have heard in a long time. The production is bad, the music is for most parts flat and the vocals are just out of place. There is so much that needs improvement and I hope that they will improve until the next release, if there will be any.
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Unter Null - Moving On

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Alfa-Matrix
Unter Null is back with a new album, even after saying the last release would be her last one. I was actually hoping it would be, because I've never been a fan of her work even thought the earlier stuff was much better than this album.

So let us talk a bit about 'Moving on'. As a lot of artists these days, Unter Null is no exception when it comes to evolving the music. Some artists are good at in and others aren't, and well, Unter Null is the second one. Overall the mixing isn't very good at all and I feel that the vocals and drums for most parts are the only thing you hear and the melodies disappear behind that along with a arpeggio that just seems out of place. So let's talk about a few of the tracks.

First off you got a slow ambient like opening track that almost bored me out of my mind after three minutes. This was followed by the track "Moving on" that has a nice piano line but it's really boring and the attempt to use clean vocals fails with too many effects making her sound like a robot. Then we are greeted with a faster track called "Broken Heart Cliché" where you have almost drum n bass like drums backed up by vocals that doesn't sound synched and are too high combined with a really worthless chorus arpeggio which just feels wrong in every way.

Some tracks would have been nice if it weren't for the vocals because seriously, sometimes they don't fit and there are way too many effects on them. This has been one of the worst albums I have heard in a long time. The production is bad, the music is for most parts flat and the vocals are just out of place. There is so much that needs improvement and I hope that they will improve until the next release, if there will be any.
Jan 25 2010

Fredrik Croona

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