June 17, 2015

Album Review: Aesthetische – Dirt and Basslines

Aesthetische-Dirt and BasslinesEstablished in August 2011, Aesthetische is the electronic music project from São Paulo, Brazil music pioneers of Aghast View and Biopsy – Fabricio Viscardi and Guilherme Pires.

Debuting on Belgian label Alfa Matrix in 2012 with the album Powerswitch and after their follow-up in 2014 of HybridCore, Aesthetische now bring back their unique blend of electronics on a new 9-track EP, mixing the old and the new, the raw and the melodic.

The album aims at an electronic overexposure of hard and massive beats at times and melancholic / darker tunes at others. It takes us from the harsh, loud and noisy opener song “Dirt” to the hyper melodic technoid dance groove of “Mercy On Me” featuring the hypnotizing voice of Brazilian female vocalist Lisa N., while label mates HALO IN REVERSE gives a HATE DEPT. vs NIN additional twist to the release with their “Anarchy” remix of “Dirt.”

Aesthetische once again display their strong ability of toying with sound diversity while keeping the pace, high and solid. Dirt and Basslines is a strong production driven by pounding beats that are a perfect fit for the electro dancefloor.

Released: 2015 / Alfa Matrix

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