CERVELLO ELETTRONICO: Logical Fears CD HANDS
The opening sampling of the intro for this latest album by Cervello Elettronico reminds me somewhat of ‘Eclipse’ era GGFH and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that; carrying on somewhat through into the opening title track as well, utilising a number of high pitch ranges, reminiscent of that long gone genius.
Back to normality, we have ‘Divider’, playing on the Hands Productions given format where rhythm is concerned; but adding the CE web of dance sensibility that we have come accustomed to. Thus segregating David Christian once again from the bog standard distorted beat throng (even if he cannot help himself from tiptoeing in these waters – and he does occasionally here).
‘Logical Fears’ covers a broad spectrum of sounds and scratches the surface of other electronic genres. There are touches of IDM, but this is sanded down to an abrasive edge, as to keep the album firmly within Industrial territory; and whilst I am less than enthused by rhythmic noise nowadays, Christian does add enough complexity to warrant that his work shouldn’t be typecast.
Overall, this once again is a solid and well-structured album. The distorted beat genre as a whole has became somewhat irrelevant and boring over the last few years; but luckily, Cervello Elettronico adds enough outside spice to keep things interesting.