|Like last year's "Nation State" single (included here in a
slightly longer form), MOS is the successful fusion
of cutting edge electronic music and what might be described
as "classic" elements of eighties industria. Anyone who has
enjoyed the dark, driving sounds of Front 242 or Front Line
Assembly will appreciate tracks like "Allegra" -- it's
essentially a more intricate, technically superior child of
the Wax Trax era, with brooding ambience galore. Despite
a tendency toward linear tranciness, Mutants of Sound
can be viewed as an almost evolutionary step, as DJ?
Acucrack absorb* the strongest elements of nineties techno --
thunderous breakbeats, drum&bass rhythms, and a wider range
of creative options -- and fuse them to the "retro"
foundation. It's a far more understated sound than much of
today's ear-abusing techno. Standout tracks include the
aforementioned "Nation State", the exhaustingly fast-paced
"You're Not the Fastest Ship", and the even faster brutal
d&b mutation of "Scientists Playing God". Mutants of
Sound is perfect for anyone craving an industrial nostalgia fix,
something to dance to or simply a subtler take on the whole
electronic music thing.|
*DJ? Acucrack is two guys, hence the plural.
Mutants of Sound
|Review by Geor?e Zahora|