Staat des Zerfells |Green Mutant Recordings, 2009|
1. Skyro, 2. Vacuum, 3. Social Disease, 4. Somebody Out There Hates You, 5. Death Warrant, 6. Dead Youth, 7. Viscious Circle, 8. Passing Time, 9. Desire For the Impossible
First of all, an Australian band Process Void it is not an industrial rock band having on mind that rock content mostly. However I found many other interesting values to recommend you about their music despite it contains many electronic sounds.
The older Fabryka readers surely remember cold wave and gothic music at the beginning of the 80s. This period of time undoubtedly brought a lot of inspiration for its followers and has stayed attractive thanks to its charm and cold tunes. Fortunately that style of music hasn't been violated by remixes so far yet it's easily recognizable. You can feel that certain vibe in Process Void songs, more over its musicians state they were inspired by music of such bands like Killing Joke, The Sisters of Mercy, but even Peter Gabriel or King Crimson.
The project which Alex J. Wise has been a founder of, was able to bring back the echoes of the alternative eighties music with its simple yet dark songs.
A lot of them released on Staat des Zerfells album becomes memorable at the first listening, however they have nothing to do with catchy pop songs. The repeatability of some parts and refrains improves remembering them as well.
Examples? Here you go - a charming “Social Disease” sounds like if taken from early The Sisters of Mercy / Sisterhood albums or “Somebody Out There Hates You” and “Viscious Circle” recalling dynamic yet neurotic songs of Bauhaus and Joy Division. On the other hand, the new romantic moods of Human League and The Cure songs are brought by “Desire For the Impossible”.
You may hear also the early Wax Trax! releases atmosphere in “Death Warrant” with a use of vibrated guitar riffs like in those songs by Dessau or Skinny Puppy, being classified as industrial rock celebs.
With no doubts Process Void is a very interesting project to check out and the CD I got for a review is a HQ one with well done and designed booklet printings.
Finally, the album guest appearances include Alex Brunet from Empty (“Desire For the Impossible"), Kenji Siratori (narration in "Dead Youth" and "Passing Time"), Brendan Creaven from Lux Voltaire as well as Ant Banister with Albert Martinez from Lunar Module.
( Katarzyna NINa Górnisiewicz
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