V.A. - Elektroanschlag
7 (CD, R-Reger)
Another festival sampler, this
time collecting tracks from the projects playing live at Elektroanschlag
12 in Altenburg 2011. The festival focuses on the more technoid styles
of Alternative electronica but always presents some acts from other genres.
Dive with a fast, noisy rhythm and shouting vocals represents one side
of the "technoid" styles, but the sound isn't perfect because
this is a live track. Straight danceable rhythms are the core of the tracks
of Le Moderniste, Syntech, Sturmzlide, Nullgrad - combined with nice trance
elements - and IC234. The last is my skip track #1 by reason of their
terrible stomper techno, I happily missed at the festival.
A bit more "chilling" based on mid-tempo beats and mostly playful
are the tracks of Ahnst Anders, Ex_Tension, Transistor feat. Flint Glass,
NÄO and Tzolk'In. The last two are my favorites in that category
due to their good production and fine ideas respectively a great ritualistic
rhythm. Not to much pleasure gives me the Dark Electro of Republic Of
Screens. Stuff you can hear in any boring Gothic disco.
Far away frombeing boring is Igorrr with his mixture of breakcore and
classic. Very crazy and entertaining. Gjöll settle in my mind due
to their great base line over some mid tempo beat - and their Icelandic
My favorites are the more experimental projects like Cent Ans De Solitude
- with a nice martial track, Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels Daheim - a sound
sculpture ending with a high speed beat and the wonderful Ambient by Bad
Outstanding by it's style is Mezire, a Berlin Power electronics due. Unfortunately
not their best song is presented here. The track is to undifferentiated
without a structure or even a directional energy. What a pity.
Though I don't even like all
of the songs, it's a fine festival sampler with a great variety of styles,
so representing the face of Altenburg Elektroanschlag.