Sonic Groove Records presents a new masterpiece entitled 'Realism' by artist Rhys Fulber, his career as a waveform alchemist and sonic innovator began with the band Front Line Assembly, a project he helped both instigate and shared an imaginative vision with fellow pioneer Bill Leeb who is otherwise known for his work with early Skinny Puppy. The sound of Front Line Assembly assisted in the evolution and definition of the Industrial/EBM genre. Rhys Fulber has continued as an unprecedented producer with his contributions to other noteworthy defining procedures such as Noise Unit and Delerium and forging forward in the contemporary realm inside Youth Code and the more accessible Conjure One project. -
Side A of Realism triggers and sets things off with an EBM-infected Techno mechanism titled Effigy, this track is a pristine composition of sounds that spark the mind with a juxtaposition of derived forms echoing like an aerodrome waving in the unknown and unexpected yet frighteningly familiar. The dark synth components are locked into place by a strict beat designed at optimum rhythmic level. An adequate amount of enhanced prototype dark dance floor provocation. Advancing through to track two reveals Reload an industrial infused broken beat stomper suitable for apocalyptic chambers. A growling synth bellows behind tense atmospheres with heart piercing keys capable of inducing tears . Broadcast with extreme caution for the listener as what is being invoked through these sounds is a force not to be underestimated.
Side B navigates us to the cold destination of Minsk Maschinen which furthers the evidence that there is more to the depth of this release than one might normally find in an e.p. There is a sonic narrative encrypted within well-designed glitch-infused beeps and the blankets of cascading walls of synthetic chords supported by a beat that demands the attention of being played at the appropriate time and place. This is a prime example of crossover music without the compromise. Abstraction closes this saga like the dramatic ending of the final night of the most intense experience ever witnessed solidifying the entire episode leaving more to be created in its wake.
Sonic Groove continues to define by breaking boundaries and continuing the streamline of innovation by introducing music into the system that is as powerful as it is dangerous.