Showing posts with label forza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forza. Show all posts

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Album Review: Zombie Nation's Zombielicious

Thanks to my earlier post, we all know who Zombie Nation is. So I think you are all worthy to read my review of his new album, Zombielicious.

But wait, Florian Senfter wants to say something about the album before I start:
"I didn't want the LP to sound like a product of its time, although I'm keeping the rock-vibe that's momentarily spreading throughout the electronic scene. This trend made the genre fresh again, but I think all this French stuff (and everything around it) is way too hysterious. It's always the same stuff that has lost its longlivety and it's becoming like the minimal genre two years ago. I try not to get involved with it; I try to follow my own path. I follow my ears, not the market."

Now we heard what Zombie Nation had to say, and I'm afraid I have to agree, since Justice and the Crookers it seems like everything has to be filled with synths and distortions or a southern rhythm. Sad, but let's make it clear that I'm not holding a grudge against the beginners of this genre change, only the followers who aren't talented enough to innovate.

On to the review:

The album starts off very ambient rocky-electronicy-retrokitchy with some really catchy vocals and some light distortions that fit the music perfectly. As an example, I give you "Radio Controlled" (also, remember "Get It" from the previous post).

Zombie Nation - Radio Controlled [right click to download]

The second part of the album gets somewhat darker, with some more banging beats and a more minimal approach. This change in style is introduced by two versions of "Worth It", as you can hear the first part fits with the rocky-distorted-retro description, where part II gets this darker, more minimal style.

Zombie Nation - Worth It Pt.1 [right click to download]

Zombie Nation - Worth It Pt.2 [right click to download]

The last part has some cleaner, more danceable tracks. Although not sounding very commercial, these songs like "Forza" and "Seas of Grease" got me going, but that might be because I started my early electronical music days with lots of German influences.

Zombie Nation - Seas Of Grease [right click to download]

As you heard, this album is filled with eclectical electronical music. It sounds rather Trash and Dopey than Young and Hysterical, but I feel it's got enough beats and rock-n'-roll to keep both old ravers as young bangers kicking.
You probably won't hear these songs on the radio or on the dance floor (Forza being the exception), but they're damn good songs to put on your IPod. And that's all I need.


Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

This was supposed to be Zombilicious

Hi there,

Mr. Brown is back from his holiday and guess what, I'll do a nice review on Zombielicious, the new album by Zombie Nation.

But because I don't want to feed you a post of epic proportions, I'll start of with some information and do the review later this week (for real this time, cough...invaders must die...cough).

So what is this Zombie Nation? Zombie Nation is a German techno and electro project of the Munich based DJ and producer Florian Senfter. He became famous in 1999 with the song "Kernkraft 4OO" on the International DeeJay Gigolo Records (by DJ Hell). The first fame went to Miss Kittin & The Hacker for their remix, but people soon realised Florian was the true inventor of this song, or was he not...
Whoever played Lazy Jones on the Commodore 64 might remember it, it's sampled a song called "Stardust" by David Whittaker.

David Whittaker - Lazy Jones [right click to download]

Now Kernkraft 400 (or Nuclear Energy 400) is widely known in Noth American sporting stadiums as a sporting chant

The rest of Florian's life was filled with releases on various labels as Zombie Nation and John Starlight. But in 2007 he collaborated with Tiga under the pseudonym ZZT to make "Lower State of Consciousness". Zombie Nation is also known for their amazing liveacts, where he creates music on stage rather then mixing it like a DJ.

So there's a little info about one of my new heroes. As I said, a review of the new album will follow, Along with some quotes from the man himself and how he feels about electronic music these days.

As a sneak peak to the album, I'll post the second song: Get It. Our thrusty viewers know I already posted Forza (another track from this new album) before my departure.
It's a nice track featuring some calm vocals, while the beat keeps you moving like crazy. It has this rocky feel like MSTRKRFT, while maintaining those dark German influances. I just love it.

Zombie Nation - Get It [right click to download]

The strings at 00:56 reminded me of some other song I'm keeping in my special folder for you guys. You'll know when I'm posting it.

Enjoy, and see you later...
Mr. Brown

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Goodbye Message

Hi there, to banish Jonas Brothersonix forever from the frontpage, I will be posting today along with practically all the other writers.

I've got some other good news, because tomorrow I will be going on a holiday for a week to la france. Too bad it's not for some clubhopping (I practically saw all big frenchers already, so no need for that), but to cool off in the mountains with some friends.

So what do I have in store for today? It's a low-quality youtubevideo from the german Justice-equivalent, Boys Noize.

I just love this guy, so I need your help. Does anybody know the first song? Is it or is it not one of his new songs? any info whatsoever?

In return I will post the second song played in the video.

Zombie Nation - Forza [right click to download]

Help me out bro's, I want to take this song with me to make the long ride to The Alpes even better.

Enjoy, Mr. Brown