Scent of Torture feat. WARTERAUM Industrial, Techno Vexillary To read a quick and short little bio about Vexillary I implore you to check out the exclusive premiere we did for the project's release of Andy Martin's remix for their track 'The Geneticist'. However, since then founder Reza Seirafi has continued to work on Vexillary and other musical venues. First and foremost being the founding of his own record label titled con:trace. The second being his latest collaborative single 'Scent of Torture' with electropop / synthpunk one-woman project WARTERAUM. Speaking on the single, Seirafi stated that it has been inspired by a poem of the same name reflecting his own experience in the perfume industry. However, he states that it "takes on a new meaning here to celebrate the demented joys of masochism". Thus the four-minute and eighteen-second song is balanced between bits of darkwave and techno. There's an underlying techno beat as is common with most of Vexillary's music, but it comes with a darker tone and a bit of grit. A bit of industrial and a bit of darkwave decorate the interior of the track. The darkwave touch is due in part to WARTERAUM's vocal delivery. The spoken word lyrics are quite demanding but pleased at the same time; they invite you into this alternate reality to understand how they feel about the situation at hand. Altogether, it's well done. The single also comes along with an in-house remix done by Vexillary titled 'Scent of Torture (Torment Mix). This mix is by and large much the same as the original, though it has a much more vibrant feel. There's also a wonderful, ghostly like effect that's applied to WARTERAUM's voice that I wished would have been applied to the original track. Well done on both fronts. While there is not much more I can say to praise the song as I have already wrote, 'Scent of Torture' is great. A big applause to both Vexillary and WARTERAUM is due. Vexillary has already announced that this single comes off of their upcoming album "Full Frontal Lunacy", so we'll have that to look forward to soon enough. This single, however, nets a good seven-and-a-half out of ten. This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
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Vexillary - Scent of Torture feat. WARTERAUM

7.5
"Good"
Released 2021 by con:trace
To read a quick and short little bio about Vexillary I implore you to check out the exclusive premiere we did for the project's release of Andy Martin's remix for their track 'The Geneticist'. However, since then founder Reza Seirafi has continued to work on Vexillary and other musical venues. First and foremost being the founding of his own record label titled con:trace. The second being his latest collaborative single 'Scent of Torture' with electropop / synthpunk one-woman project WARTERAUM. Speaking on the single, Seirafi stated that it has been inspired by a poem of the same name reflecting his own experience in the perfume industry. However, he states that it "takes on a new meaning here to celebrate the demented joys of masochism". 


Thus the four-minute and eighteen-second song is balanced between bits of darkwave and techno. There's an underlying techno beat as is common with most of Vexillary's music, but it comes with a darker tone and a bit of grit. A bit of industrial and a bit of darkwave decorate the interior of the track. The darkwave touch is due in part to WARTERAUM's vocal delivery. The spoken word lyrics are quite demanding but pleased at the same time; they invite you into this alternate reality to understand how they feel about the situation at hand. Altogether, it's well done. The single also comes along with an in-house remix done by Vexillary titled 'Scent of Torture (Torment Mix). This mix is by and large much the same as the original, though it has a much more vibrant feel. There's also a wonderful, ghostly like effect that's applied to WARTERAUM's voice that I wished would have been applied to the original track. Well done on both fronts. 

While there is not much more I can say to praise the song as I have already wrote, 'Scent of Torture' is great. A big applause to both Vexillary and WARTERAUM is due. Vexillary has already announced that this single comes off of their upcoming album "Full Frontal Lunacy", so we'll have that to look forward to soon enough. This single, however, nets a good seven-and-a-half out of ten. 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Aug 09 2021

Steven Gullotta

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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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