Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2009 14:31
Label: Self released
Reviewer: Tim Yapko
03: Everlasting Nightmares
04: Obsessive Mind
06: Dare to die
Darkly beautiful like a dance at a funeral, the music of this one-man band paints a grim portrait of synthetic dreams. The electronic pulses create an unconscious change in mood and become a catalyst for an intensely emotional arousal, causing your mind and body to suddenly move about with the distorted bass and fantastically placed sounds of the keyboard like puppets to a puppeteer.
The track “Isolation” starts out with a rising feeling of a comfortable dread and then transforms into a fast paced nightmare, rooting itself deep inside your head. And with the eerie, mechanics of “Everlasting Nightmare” and the wonderful intro sample and completely danceable beats on “Dare to Die”, this cd is sure to grab the attention it truly deserves from many a genre like Goth to Trance to Industrial, just to name a few.
Although Agoraphobia has been active for only a few months, and the demo was completed not even three days ago, the tracks are already being played on internet radio stations like “ISN” and by DJ’s everywhere. And even though the keyboard voice seems to remain the same throughout the entire album, the widely varied beats, samples, noises and aggressive vocals really help to create a soundscape that will never be forgotten.
Be sure to visit this dance filled darkness on the web:http://myspace.com/agoraphobia2008