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Welcome to electronique, gothique dance music from France. They kick off with a cover version of “Fade to Grey” from Visage - electric guitars add a portion of industrial hardness, but the base is solid programming which serve fresh electro meat to the dark discotheques community. They sing, whisper and recite mainly in French, nevertheless in a quite harsh way without the usual soft and melodic tune of this language what perfectly fits to this driving music.
The receipt to produce winsome, cool dance music doesn’t change on this album and continue in all of the songs, but they do it good with just the right mixture of female and male parts – in the sense of male vigorous guitars and rasp vocals and female melodies and chorus. Funny ideas and changes in rhythm decorated by electronic ingredients make this album rise up out of the average.
The only real problem is that there seems to be a lack of perspective to the music that means after a few songs the album turns into background noise. If you have listened to one song on here, you’ve heard them all – this creates an easy job for any DJ who can just choose any track because they are all of a decent standard. The last four tracks are remixes. “Vertige” by Beborn Beton sounds more dried out and reduced on the basics than the original, Combichrists remix of the same song makes it more dirty and scratching. When examining the originals, the reason for including the remixes is not obvious except to blow wind on the mills of promotion.
In conclusion: it’s a good choice for radio or club DJs, excellent dance music enriched by French special charm. We’d recommend it for private people alongside hardened club goers too, who like to listen to dark dance music while handling anything else but parties.
01 Fade to Grey (Visage cover)
04 SM for SM
05 Suicide Girl
06 Transcender l'Extase
08 You as my Own Drug
09 Vertige (Beborn Beton RMX)
10 Vertige (Combichrist NOK RMX)
11 Transcender l'Extase (SOMAN RMX)
12 Redemption (REAPER BUM BUM RMX)
Ad Inferna is:
V. Orias A. : Lead Guitars, Keyboards & Electronics
V. V. Arkames : Lead Vocals
V. N. A. : Drums, Percussions
Asphodel : Lead & Backing Vocals
Mr Hyde : Bass