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Released: 2005, Deadly Disc/Ethedrone
Reviewer: Gabriel C. Zolman
Wired directly into the underground, Kusser brings to mind the things that made the old Wax Trax! Label so exciting in the 80’s. Sound collage, harsh and smooth electronics, myriad samples, and high concept blend into an esoterically satisfying technocrat endeavor.
Fans of harsher fare, and Post-Industrial soundscapes, will find electronic resolve in tracks like “Tell Me No,” and the stunning “What Does It Feel Like,” which grows steadily more menacing and intense with every passing beat. Less abrasive, the lead-off track, “The Future”—with its Utopian concept-peddling—is ideal for the idealist at heart. “She Waits For Me” almost has an 80’s feel, like New Wave as distorted through the cold, desolate reaches of dead space.
There is no apt description of the sounds or sheer variety contained on this CD. Fans of everything from Meat Beat Manifesto to Psychic TV will find something to latch onto. While of limited license to the steadfast thrasher, this will enthrall and delight any fan of 21st Century computer-based Post-Industrial wizardry, or even the wayward Metalhead who once heard Skinny Puppy at a party.
1. the future
2. what does it feel like
3. she waits for me
4. self indulgent clock
5. tell me no
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