Futronik Structures vol.5
DSBP RECORDS celebrates their 10th anniversary with a brand
new compilation FULL of the BEST NEW and UNRELEASED DSBP music!
The bands are all from the DSBP family and the tracks are aimed
for the CLUBS, Internet Radio and stomping parties alike!
VIRUS MAG 2007
With this compilation, the Albuquerque, NM based electro industrial label DSBP Records celebrates its 10th anniversary, serving bands from the label roster with new and unreleased tracks and remixes.
One thing upfront. In times where many in this scene seem to disrespectfully consider music as (free of charge) fastfood and be more interested in the image of a band than anything else, I find it great to see that labels like DSBP are still alive, focussing on the m-u-s-i-c (!) and doing their own thing regardless certain (image and music) trends and an in-a- downward-spiral scene.
Many labels had to quit in the (recent) past, financially broken, and disappointed. And I do understand it when labels these days rather close their doors in time than loosing more and more money, and working their ass off whilst many in this scene don't care anyway and take everything for granted. So let's hope this label will keep things going despite the current scene situation.
Okay, onto the musical area. This comp serves a varied melting pot of electronic music, from blithesome synthpop to melodic dark electro to squelching endzeit electro-industrial, with tracks that overall hold a quite danceable matrix.
Some of the highlights imo are Aghast View with their quite catchy, relaxed and groovy piece "Blue Stream", Tau Factor's galloping "Motionless" (Pre-Emptive Strike 0.1 remix), Diverje's lively "Stitched" (Obscure Descension remix), Penal Colony's somehow vernal sounding "The Kids Are Behaviourly Medicated" (System Syn remix), The Mercy Cage's "Prozac, God, And The Atomic Bomb" (remix) with its coolness factor, sweet melody spots, female vocal addition and guitar riffs, Auto-Auto's "Dog" (Techen remix) with its effervescent uptempo beats, and Terrorfakt's take on Rein[Forced]'s "Hiatus" which starts out as calm industrial collage before it turns into a rhythmically pulsating beast.
The only track that did not convince too much was Biopsy's take on Depeche Mode's "Barrel Of A Gun". They vested it with their own sound, which basically is a plus in my book, but - they forgot to keep at least a little kind of the original spirit alive. Well, but cover versions will always be a matter of opinion, others might love this track big time. Summarized said, this adrenaline-driven compilation is a welcome and recommended change to what comps in this scene usually offer. Congrats to the 10th anniversary!