Dead End District Powernoise, Industrial Noisuf-X As most of you probably know this is the side-project of the man behind X-Fusion. Fun fact: spell the name backwards and what do you get? Enough with the obvious facts and the lame jokes, let us now get into the soul of this record. Many are probably wondering if it is like the old stuff. No it's not and yes it is different. This time Noisuf-X caters even to... hold your hats... ska fans. What the hell is ska some of you might ask and you'd be justified in doing so because I have no idea what it is other than it's a completely different genre of music started by degenerates after the Second World War. Okay, it might not be that bad, but it is definitely not harsh electro. The song that brings this new direction and sound to Noisuf-X is Future Ska which features a band called Population. I am not impressed. Fortunately it is the only song which obviously features "ska", but who knows what kind of influence this has had upon the rest of the record right? There is definitely a new kind of feel to the music. It is brighter and happier and lacks the old evil I had grown so fond of. I'd say it would appeal more to those into techno and trance or dance and hardstyle than darker forms of music. Production wise it is perfectly mixed and mastered as Jan, or Jannyboy to those within the scene know him, is a master producer and highly acclaimed musician. I think this record makes a broader appeal and might even sell twice as many records as the last one did, but I doubt it will appeal as much to the same crowd as before. I also wanted to say how much the world hates websites that automatically play music when you go to them, especially when it's double volume of what you are listening to, because it just happened when entering noisuf-x.com. Totally unrelated to the record itself, of course, but it does make you wonder if it is this is related to the decision to introduce ska (for god's sake anyone?) into Noisuf-X. I can see people dancing to all these songs in clubs or on YouTube doing the critically acclaimed "industrial dance", but I can't see anybody listening to this at home. It just haven't got enough depth to interest a listener for long enough to be that kind of record. If you read the description of Noisuf-X on last.fm you will find: "The project's definition is simple and clear: An apocalyptic and fearful view of the world is what NOISUF-X, the side-project of X-Fusion, is dealing with. It describes a cold and hopeless atmosphere musically with harsh distorted beats, experimental sounds and pushing sequences." This is simply said not what Noisuf-X sounds like anymore. Enjoy it those who can. On a further side note there is for the die-hard fans available a limited edition of the album featuring six more songs limited to 888 copies. 350
Brutal Resonance

Noisuf-X - Dead End District

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by ProNoize
As most of you probably know this is the side-project of the man behind X-Fusion. Fun fact: spell the name backwards and what do you get?

Enough with the obvious facts and the lame jokes, let us now get into the soul of this record. Many are probably wondering if it is like the old stuff. No it's not and yes it is different. This time Noisuf-X caters even to... hold your hats... ska fans. What the hell is ska some of you might ask and you'd be justified in doing so because I have no idea what it is other than it's a completely different genre of music started by degenerates after the Second World War. Okay, it might not be that bad, but it is definitely not harsh electro.

The song that brings this new direction and sound to Noisuf-X is Future Ska which features a band called Population. I am not impressed. Fortunately it is the only song which obviously features "ska", but who knows what kind of influence this has had upon the rest of the record right? There is definitely a new kind of feel to the music. It is brighter and happier and lacks the old evil I had grown so fond of. I'd say it would appeal more to those into techno and trance or dance and hardstyle than darker forms of music.

Production wise it is perfectly mixed and mastered as Jan, or Jannyboy to those within the scene know him, is a master producer and highly acclaimed musician. I think this record makes a broader appeal and might even sell twice as many records as the last one did, but I doubt it will appeal as much to the same crowd as before.

I also wanted to say how much the world hates websites that automatically play music when you go to them, especially when it's double volume of what you are listening to, because it just happened when entering noisuf-x.com. Totally unrelated to the record itself, of course, but it does make you wonder if it is this is related to the decision to introduce ska (for god's sake anyone?) into Noisuf-X.

I can see people dancing to all these songs in clubs or on YouTube doing the critically acclaimed "industrial dance", but I can't see anybody listening to this at home. It just haven't got enough depth to interest a listener for long enough to be that kind of record.

If you read the description of Noisuf-X on last.fm you will find:
"The project's definition is simple and clear: An apocalyptic and fearful view of the world is what NOISUF-X, the side-project of X-Fusion, is dealing with. It describes a cold and hopeless atmosphere musically with harsh distorted beats, experimental sounds and pushing sequences."

This is simply said not what Noisuf-X sounds like anymore. Enjoy it those who can. On a further side note there is for the die-hard fans available a limited edition of the album featuring six more songs limited to 888 copies.
Oct 05 2011

Jon Andre Lundal

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