Terrabeats Concept - Concept 3004
Headphone enthusiasts it is your time to relish. Terrabeats Concept has created a wicked album dedicated to his love of old sci-fi films and themes. The man behind the music is Marijan Stancic, who grew up playing death metal, grindcore, and industrial noise in the 90s. However, he decided to leave behind his extreme sounds in place of electronics. He went on to start a live electronic act Analogue Synthesis as cofounder, and joined Technokratia in Belgrade as resident DJ. It was in 2004 that Stancic gave birth to Terrabeats Concept, and since then has released several works.
In 2016, however, Concept 3004 has been released. While a lot of acts throw out love for older sci-fi horror films, it is very rare to see a band carry out pure, simple, majestic and wondrous sci-fi tunes. The bewildered look of a child as they come across an alien artifact on the ground at night and the journey that follows could be used as a visual comparison to the music that's on display.
You might be a little thrown off with the first track 'Concept Overature' as its bi-polar and extremely experimental nature never quite pushes you in one direction or another. Bits and pieces of space ambiance, rhythmic noise, and IDM all take their pleasures with the song. 'Error Source' fixes that as a synthwave fixated sci-fi throwback plays out before your eyes; for some reason, I could not help but remember the trailer for Close Encounters of the Third Kind on my Men In Black VHS while listening to this song.
'Neuron' is a very atmospheric song with drone influences. The noises that surround you as you make you walk through this song make you feel as if you're surrounded by alien creatures; whether or not they are friendly is something you'll have to discover on your own. 'Insects' stayed in fairly the same realm as 'Neuron', though rhythmic noise played more a part in the second half of the track.
The tings and bings from a xylophone are used sparingly in 'Slammer', but when they are they invoke a sense of other worldly presence. The first song to have a continuous rhythm 'Astra War' is a song for flying through galaxies and passing by stars. 'Aesthetic' dribbles back and forth between nonsensical radio transmissions, moans from an inhuman creature, and slowly dropped bass rhythms.
'Without Moving' sticks to a formula I've heard on the album two or three other times; a build up of ambiance straight into a pretty wicked electronic segment. 'Reason Unknown' is a completely ambient/drone track. This is a trapped-in-space kind of song. The last song on the album, 'Nerve Net', held nothing back and delivered a wonderful final set of heavy electronics that teetered on the edge of dubstep while avoiding all the wobbles involved.
So, for those of you looking for something sci-fi inspired without wanting to dive into anything too synthwave-like or going back into repetitive dark ambient/drone soundscapes, then Concept 3004 is for you. It is a good album, experimental, risky, and sometimes easily guessed, but the music speaks for itself. Check it out.Mar 10 2016
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.
Share this review
Buy this release