Thursday, 30 April 2009

SebastiAn - Motor EP Review

My parents usually tolerate my music. I use the word usually because of this album.

Motor EP is one of the most hardcore, THE most in my opinion, series of tracks ever released by the great Sebastian Akchoté. It screams, it shreiks, and above hurts.

If you listen to your iPod loudly, you'll know how cymbals seem to make their way out of your ear drum and piss off everyone in a 25ft radius. Unfortunately for you, this song has many "crisp-frequency" (such as cymbals) sounds that will annoy the fuck out of everyone. I love every second of it.

Let's start with the title track. At first glance, you may want to kill yourself. One of my biggest annoyances in electronic music is the sound of a revving engine (I HATE PTOYL SO MUCH). Anyway, after about 20 seconds or so, the beat erupts with some kickass SebastiAn bass drums, an instrument the great Oizo has commented on being "pure sex." I could not agree more. Although this track has it's ear-piercing-not-in-a-good-way moments, it's fairly solid.

The next track, Momy, is by far my favorite on the EP. It has a fantastic mini-sample, and does not fail to impress me with the exploding beats. To be honest, this song greatly sounds like Nouveau-French-Electro-House, the kind of stuff Louis La Roche and The Phantom's Revenge have been hard at work making. I love the overall sound of this, and I love the main spooky synth. My favorite part has to be the super-tiny "star" vocal sample that I recognize but can't figure out why :(

The final track, Army, does not fail to impress me either. Although it's a little drier that I wish, it's still pretty amazing. This track sounds EXACTLY like SebastiAn, and I'm glad he has not lost his touch. Unfortunately, many listeners might find this song a little generic.

Overall, this EP was a great treat from our pal Tyler, who has given so much to this blog. I loved the EP, and it has significant replay value. It has some great samples, and some great bass drum that SebastiAn is known for. Unfortunately, the tracks can get a little repetitive, and may sound a bit too crunchy for 100% volume. This limited the album to a...

4/5 (I'm super-generous)

Enjoy your new music,
Prez Jordan

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

RIP Ilictronix

Sorry guys. The time has finally come...

It has been about 8 months since I first started ilictronix, and what first seemed to be a good idea soon turned out badly. So starting tonight, ilictronix will now be known as Jonas Brothersonix.

Look guys, I need the hits. I've made some dumb mistakes and I need the money quick. Running an electronic music blog just isn't worth it anymore, I'm slowly dying. So from now on, this blog is dedicated to Jonas Brothers.

The Jonas Brothers are an American pop-rock boy band. The band gained their popularity from the Disney Channel children's television network. Hailing from Wyckoff, New Jersey, the band consists of three brothers: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas. In the summer of 2008, they starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock.

They have released three albums: It's About Time (2006), Jonas Brothers (2007), and A Little Bit Longer (2008). The band's fourth studio album will be released June 15, 2009; tentatively titled Lines, Vines and Trying Times In 2008, the group was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards and won the award for Breakthrough Artist at the American Music Awards.

Today I will be posting Jonas Brothersonix's first track, Burnin' Up.Which is highly regarded as the best song ever made in the world ever.

Burnin' Up starts like any classic rock song, with some flawless synth and a great tea kettle sample. Some weezy kid then comes in to talk about his pre-pubescent love for another 9-year-old. The guitar riffs are savage, and the lyrics are wholesome. In my opinion, this song is a classic. I look forward to seeing JoBro around for at least another 20 years. Overall, I give this song a more-than-perfect 13 out of 10. Well deserved, considering it's synth lines that rival the great Stevie Wonder and guitar shredding that Eddie Vedder only dreams he could do.

Happy April Fools Day,
Prez Jordan