Dicepeople - Synthetic
With their last album End of Line Dicepeople showed an interest in synthpop by flirting with it on tracks such as 'Dissolution'. The song bordered on the darker spectrum of electronics as well as the light, bouncy and more fun synthpop. With their recent EP Synthetic Dicepeople have continued experimenting that fine line of dark electro and synthpop and created a cyberpunk track perfect for envisioning the future of humanity and robotics alike.
There's an EBM underscore to the song that carries it all the way through. Angry guitars loop in the background under a sweeping synth that's both moving but leading. Atashi Tada takes full charge of the song with her energetic and digitally altered vocals. Whenever she speaks or sings her voice is accompanied by further robotic manipulation that makes it appear as if more than one person is speaking. It fits the theme and mood of the song and I adored it.
Along with the EP came three other remixes done by Ventenner, Little Death Machine. Ventenner takes the track and turns it into a blurring industrial metal track with plenty of noise walls and heavy hitting drums. Little Death Machine turned the track into a dragging minimal song with light drums involved. The Pneumatic Mix of the track kicked up the bass and added in some scratchy sounds. While none of these tracks lived up to the original mix, they still added some length to the album and can stand on their own.
If Synthetic is any way of telling what Dicepeople's future looks like then I'm more than excited for them. Their lead song is catchy and fun, and the video that accompanies the track is pretty fucking rad. Do check them out if you never have before; they have a couple of old album up on Bandcamp as well!
Feb 09 2017
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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