Velvet Acid Christ - Subconscious Landscapes
EBM, Industrial This review is definitely long overdue for which I apologize. Even though Velvet Acid Christ has been an icon for me - one of the first bands that got me into the so called “scene” - I did have somewhat of a hard time reviewing this album.

Velvet Acid Christ is a project run by Bryan Erickson accompanied by various artists for live purposes. The project produced a plethora of songs that you can probably still hear played in clubs (“Slut”, “Fun With Drugs”, “Dial8” to name a few). The new album, however, doesn’t have a one “single” track that would be totally club orientated.

“Subconcious Landscapes” features 10 songs, and most of them are more laid back and slow - with a definite atmosphere priority. The two quickest songs on the album would have to be "Strychnine", and, following right after, "Eye H8 U", but that's actually it. The album also features guest appearances by Sabine Theorni (of Psykkle) and Małgorzata Wacht (of The Siren Project).

This album is definitely for the fans of oldschool dark electro. Complex, interesting, atmospheric music. There’s but no room here for the “hellektro”/euro-dance saw leads that ruled the German clubs and charts for the past couple of years. Every time you’ll listen to this album, you will find something new, something you’ve not noticed before.

In the market full of mediocre releases this album definitely stands out. It does show a wind of change, that it doesn't have to be about club music. Quality IS important and this album is full of it.
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Velvet Acid Christ - Subconscious Landscapes

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Metropolis Records
This review is definitely long overdue for which I apologize. Even though Velvet Acid Christ has been an icon for me - one of the first bands that got me into the so called “scene” - I did have somewhat of a hard time reviewing this album.

Velvet Acid Christ is a project run by Bryan Erickson accompanied by various artists for live purposes. The project produced a plethora of songs that you can probably still hear played in clubs (“Slut”, “Fun With Drugs”, “Dial8” to name a few). The new album, however, doesn’t have a one “single” track that would be totally club orientated.

“Subconcious Landscapes” features 10 songs, and most of them are more laid back and slow - with a definite atmosphere priority. The two quickest songs on the album would have to be "Strychnine", and, following right after, "Eye H8 U", but that's actually it. The album also features guest appearances by Sabine Theorni (of Psykkle) and Małgorzata Wacht (of The Siren Project).

This album is definitely for the fans of oldschool dark electro. Complex, interesting, atmospheric music. There’s but no room here for the “hellektro”/euro-dance saw leads that ruled the German clubs and charts for the past couple of years. Every time you’ll listen to this album, you will find something new, something you’ve not noticed before.

In the market full of mediocre releases this album definitely stands out. It does show a wind of change, that it doesn't have to be about club music. Quality IS important and this album is full of it.
Jun 01 2015

Wojciech Król

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