Industrial dance music is usually either harsh or pretty, but Type001’s new album somehow manages to be both, integrating distorted rhythms with melodic string and piano textures. “Misaligned” is one of the most traditional tracks, with a vocals delivered in a kind of rap style reminiscent of Sister Machine Gun over fierce breakbeats. “Engaged In Sorrow” is prettier, with beautiful electronic piano melodies over more progressive EBM programming, while “Home” is more subdued, with angry movie samples acting as the only aggressive counterpoint to the mellow, almost ambient beats and the distantly reverberating duet of male and female voices. “Made You Smile” and “Life Ahead” best show off Type001’s seamless mesh of EBM aggression and more song-oriented techno composition with crashing, club-worthy rhythms played against soaring synthesized strings, while the slower, almost ethereal “Red Ink Attack” hints at trip-hop influences with female vocals winding sensuously through a layer of feedback. Too noisy and weird for synthpop purists and yet full of lovely atmospheres, Type001 should appeal to anyone with more than a surface-level interest in dark electronic music.
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