DSBP is proud to present the brand new Control.Org release! this is Control.Org's sophmore release,and it is a definate attention grabbing sound that you will indulge in! 11 standout tracks here,with much diversity,and a high quality production all around.EBM/industrial/synthpop/d'n'b/dark elektro/experimental noise ALL play a role in this very consistent mix of original sounds. sublime-experimentalism,thumping bassdrums,melodic EBM,clean,and infectious vocals with more diversity than before. squeaky synths,analog tweaks,smooth,thought provoking songwriting!
If CONTROL.ORG had not caught my attention too much in the past,believe me, this new "radiate" album makes me want to rediscover their previous outings... we are no facing a hard hitting EBM band fusing hi-energy patterns,acute synth lines and a touch of techno bleeps and industrialism.Add to this alluring melodic vocals and enough diversity to please and avoid repetition.among my favorite tracks i will certainly mention the powerful elektro "synergy", the highly melodic and nearly futurepop anthem "shadows",or yet the tuneful and virulent melody of "indecision".On the more experimental side of Control.Org i will definately write about the oppressive industrial intro of the album and the track "1.1.0"mixing a noisy dark elektro track with spoken female vox.All in all,a band to discover in an emergency that could definately reach tops when benefiting from a bigger production and extended studio gear...most probably one of the best releases on the EBM.industrial DSBP bastion ever! Consume.now! (TSF:8) (SIDE LINE ISSUE no.42)
If you're into Icon Of Coil or Assemblage 23 then you'll love Control.Org, the solo project of one J.Taylor. Out of all the acts currently on the DSBP label these should, if promoted well, have the widest appeal as all the essential 'future pop' elements are present & correct throughout, apart from the opening "Fallout", which acts like an overture for the album with a mix of industrial noises, amove which is a tad misleading as it's the racey electro/pop of "Synergy" that really gets the album up & running with the essential catchy chorus that crop up throughout (& a bloody good thing,too!). Tracks such as "Shadows", & the excellent trio of "Collapse", "Sacrifice" & "Salvage" all provide further 'future pop' fun & while you're all doubtless familar with the territory, Control.Org do it as well as anyone & Taylor proves himself a competent vocalist throughout. The layered rhythmic backing of "Indecision" does add a slightly characteristic touch to proceedings which is always a welcome occurence & the slightly more abstract "Blinded" likewise breaks up the more commercial tracks & by providing a little variety which is retained by the later Tension remix & which the album is all the better for. The spoken female vocals on "1.1.0" in unison with a developing melodic theme are another pleasing development while the Pollution Mix of "Chemical Burn" (a new version of an older track?) ends the album on another high note. An uptempo instrumental with a strong techno feel that will go down a bomb on dancefloors the world over, this is, in a microcosm what Control.Org are all about so you futurepoppers will not want to miss this one.
Carl J.-writer for "KALEIDOSCOPE magazine"