Perturbator wasn’t a name I was familiar with, even with the 70k Facebook followers I’d of thought maybe along the lines I would have heard of this, but to find out this EP was the works of a self proclaimed ‘Reigning Master of Darksynth’ I guess I was in for a surprise to take up on a review of the new EP New Model.
Opening with eerie 80’s thriller type synth sounds, Birth Of The New Model has provided a great nostalgic vision of watching what was classed a dark film back in the days, while pulling a twist on the sound bringing a very modernised drum beat into the mix. Tactical Precision Disarray has the same elements of low end dirty bass notes, while flaunting some mystical synth notes at a mid ranging key in a stabbing velocity.
As it becomes harder to feel there is much more to say about the release, Vantablack does take a new turn using more simplicity in sounds and gaining the addition of a gothic vibe in the first track providing vocals, making it stand out more unique than others on the record. Tainted Empire brings back the elements of dark sub sounding synthesisers and showing signs of trance/rave influences before taking a more sudden turn towards the end in a all out dub war, with the raspy sounding gritty bass notes.
Corrupted By Design flows from the previous track as a basic and constant snare-kick-snare-kick drum beat fills the first 2 minutes of the track with layers building over it with time in a techno-house effect, before changing the sounds a couple of times from a slow and not so interesting middle section, to then build into nothing much more yet still sounding like 3 separate songs. Onto the final track, God Complex at a staggering 9.26 minutes long I feel I’m already in too deep with this electronic dark-synth project as each track generates the same feeling of “I may enjoy this if I enjoyed drugs and a creepy club”. After the first 4 minutes, you find the fade out technique to then fade into a new feel to the track which again sparks no real integrity that would find use as atmospheric music played on thriller TV show such as Stranger Things for example as eerie sounds are fitting until rallying up the rave textures again and closing with a slow dwindled down dark sound like a creature lurking in the night.