Statiqbloom - Blue Moon Blood
Released 2017 by Translation Loss Records
Statiqbloom is the brainchild of German-born but Brooklyn based industrial musician Fade Kainer who is also known for his work in Theologian and the metal band Tombs. Kainer began Statiqbloom in 2012 where he released his debut Mask Visions Poison. Hailed as a return to old school industrial a la Skinny Puppy and Front 242, Kainer was gleefully accepted into the scene with his debut. He went on to release a split with Zex Model in 2014, Black Mirrors in 2014, and released a collection of remixes, alternative versions, and live tracks with Adulterate in 2015.
2017 sees the return of Statiqbloom with Blue Moon Blood, a ten track full length album that still calls to the glory days of electro-industrial. By now anyone who is a fan of the project should be affiliated with the gloomy sounds that shoots out of Statiqbloom's gritty electronics. Where Blue Moon Blood differs from the rest of Kainer's discography is his official mastery of the old school industrial sound and plethora of ways to manipulate synths and whatever else he may have used.
The majority of the tracks on Blue Moon Blood follow a hard-lined approach to industrial with stompy beats and whispered but gritty vocals. These tracks are well produced, crisp to the ear, and see some fantastic technical details. 'Despair Are Shadows', 'Feel the Flesh', 'Black Walks Eternal', 'Crooked Line', and 'Mortuary' all take this for granted.
'Talons Teeth' showed off a more raw side to Statiqbloom, with a noisy backing atmosphere. The fifth track 'Adrift' has a lighter club appeal with ambiance and other moving electronic bits pulsating throughout the song. The ninth track 'Pale Lust' seemed to blend the raw atmosphere of 'Talons Teeth' with the lighter club appeal from Adrift together, all while intertwining eerie but unusual synths. The final track 'Phantom Eye' can easily be broken up into several different segments and shows a final mastering of what Blue Moon Blood brought the fans.
Anyone looking for an awesome, technical electro-industrial album should look no further than Statiqbloom. That being said, I highly doubt you need my recommendation should you already find yourself lost in the field of industrial music. Get out there and go buy this album.
Mar 16 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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