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act 67 · synapscape · rage · cd

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relentless dance tracks intermingle with unnerving experimentation, spanning a diverse array of affects throughout the course of this excursion. synapscape dichtomize sound, utilizing an incredible vast spectrum of noises and structures, waxing layer upon layer gritty texture, spacy effects, and absolutely pummeling rhythm. tracks like "how do you feel", "my last secret", and "no sin" inject synapscape's trademark into hard ebm based structures, while other tracks like "deliverance", "noped" and "rage" adulterate with industrial force. with uncompromising harshness and sheer force, synapcape will infect your body and invade your mind.

you will never be the same.

tracklist:
intravan, how do you feel?, face me, deliverance, noped, nosefist, fade, surface, my last secret, lifted maniac, rage, halls of dust, no sin

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reviews:

sonic boom, jan 98
Ranging from the thundering percussion of 'How Do You Feel?', to the slow wafting of 'Intravan', Synapscape provides appropriate imagery for all aspects of "Rage", their second full length album. While likely not a concept album, the tracks on "Rage" seem to mimic the entire range of emotions one experiences when angry. Each track hilights apsects of violence, from the turbulence of "Nosefist", to the focused aggression of "Noped". Musically, Synapscape does an excellent job of composing music that flows together in almost a seemless manner with a wide variety of acidic percussion and sequencing. As usual with those acts on Ant-Zen Records, Synapscape is firmly entrenched in the Power Noise movement, so they sculpture their music from extremely abrasive sample sources, while the music retains a sense of wild, unfocused beauty making it appealing to experimental freaks in the world.

don muerte donmuert@ix.netcom.com dayton, ohio
Among many of the other great acts emerging from Germany with the Flag of Ant Zen Records leading the way, this band is sure to be influential in the evolution of industrial music. Using a style already established and made famous by Dirk Ivens of Dive, they make some quite harsh tunes that are still dancable as well. It's distorted, contorted, and noisey. Certainly not for the faint of heart. Good album, great record label. Best Tracks: how do you feel?, my last secret, lifted maniac, no sin

seven
after listening to this disk i can say once again, "do not trust reviews!" i read a lot of great things about the band, plus i've listened to several tracks on compilations, but the album itself was not what i expected. yes, it is all there - noisy twisted technoid beats, well-done multi-layered programming, pummeling percussion, rather conceptual composition of the album, but it just doesn't "click" for me. as far as technical side of the music, it is great, and many artists in the genre should definitely consider purchasing the album. "rage" seemed too monotonous for me, more of the technical "study" than the expression of rage (as suggested by the title). i would suggest listening to just one track at a time, this way the overall feeling of repetitiveness won't annoy you, and you might actually enjoy every song. the tracks on the album definitely worth listening are "nosefist" (there's something about this rather annoying and noisy song that grips you and just won't let go), "surface" (interesting twisted slow piece), "deliverance" (a good example of "noise-ebm"), "lifted maniac" (easily could be on one of the noisex albums). last tracks on "rage" are quieter and simplier than the rest of the album. they continue the theme of rage and create a nice ending for the disk.

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