After 3 years of waiting its finally completed.
3 years of hard work, 3 years of anticipation from our fans.
Absolutely relentless EBM with a deep orchestral influence delivered by cold
hard machines, fueled by the most intensified rage imaginable.
We aim to take you to the very darkest of places of the human soul and back so
strap yourselves in for one hell of a ride.
The name speaks for itself. Force Majeure!
Trakktor is a Swedish duo set up in 2001 by Pierre Maier and Tobias Jansson.
Later on the duo got joined by Jens Lagnekvist aka DJ Conan. Right now Trakktor
is again a duo as Tobias Jansson left the band to concentrate on his own
project (ACC:Xess). Trakktor previously released an EP entitled "Veil Of
Thorns", but you probably heard the band on a few great compilations like
Electronic Body Matrix and Extreme Snderfall Vol. 11 or remixes for bands like
Kant Kino, Cryo, Red Cell, Menticide ao.
"Force Majeure" is a good way to know a bit more about this band and the least
I can say is that this album is an excellent EBM composition. Right after a
short intro with the cool title Pandoras Box, we get a dark-body song entitled
"Soothsayer". It sounds promising and is an excellent teaser for whats coming
up. Trakktor deals with a very efficient and well-crafted EBM style. The songs
are powerful and driven by harsh vocal parts. "Final Fusion" and "Veil Of
Thorns" are quite efficient pieces. Those who know their EP Veil Of Thorns
might have noticed the carrying lead running through
Trakktor is not just composing EBM, but still takes care to elaborate the
writing with alluring synth leads. Thats what they do a remarkable way on "The
Surge" (released on the great sampler Electronic Body Matrix). Even if the song
sounds quieter than the rest and is featuring female backings, its a damned
good track as well. One more essential song is Spitfire. I like the lyrics of
the track, which are dealing about a pilot from the famous airplanes of the RAF
during WWII. I like the power, the sound, even the clich siren-sampling and the
captivating string during the break.
Force Majeure has fully seduced me for its fresh EBM temperament. I totally
agree what the band affirms in the booklet: And fuck all old farts who do not
appreciate anything made after 87. It made me smile, but theyre damn right,
illustrating that EBM is not only music of the 80s. This album gets my full
support even being an old fart myself... Well-done guys!
For an act who have existed for ten years it is rather unusual to not have
released a single album during that time. But now it is here. Force Majeure is
the name of the debut album.
TraKKtor is the duo of Pierre Maier and Jens Lagnekvist. Formed in 2001 more on
hobby basis, the band took the shot and decided in 2006 to take the project to
another level. Five years later, Force Majeure is the result.
Influences from Suicide Commando, Hocico or even Front Line Assembly and Skinny
Puppy are not difficult to notice. At high pace, after the opening intro track
Pandoras Box, they kick off with the powerful Soothsayer and continue to keep
it up. Its harsh, dark and with fast beats it is like ment for the clubs.
Songs like Veil of Thorns bring forward a brighter structure though. Still at
high tempo with fast beats but with influences from Trance. The contrast of the
bright sound structure, the heavy beats and the dark vocals makes a really
great mix. Do not forget the beautiful melodic atmosphere. And that is
something I think the band does really good. They create these really dark
songs with heavily distorted voice and heavy beats, but at the same time it
feels very melodic. Almost every song has a strong melody and a great
The track Thirteenth Order is something of a true masterpiece. As I see it,
this IS the closing track for this album and it is just amazing. Nearly 8
minutes of an outstanding atmosphere, putting all the harsh aside and focusing
on the synthesizers with cool ambient soundscapes and a melodic structure that
reminds of the classic C64 tunes in some parts.
I must say the investment in better equipment really paid off. The quality is
at a high level with great production work. The album is really good and it
pretty much kicks the shit out of many other bands in this genre today. Force
Majeure will stay with me for a long time! Dont be surprised if this one is
mentioned as one of the strongest in its genre at the end of the year.
Written by: Bjrn Andersson
01- PANDORA'S BOX
03- FINAL FUSION
04- VEIL OF THORNS
06- THE SURGE
09- DANCING WITH THE DEVIL
10- THIRTEENTH ORDER
11- DANCING WITH THE DEVIL (ANAMADIM REMIX)
Here's an interview with Reflections Of Darkness on our 10 year anniversary party
/ release party for force majeure recently.
Some video footage from Elektrostat Festival
TITLE: "FORCE MAJEURE"
LABEL: KATYUSHA , DSBP DISTRO(USA)
CATALOG #: DSBP#1103
RETAIL PRICE: $15.00
TOTAL TIME : 56:26
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 20TH, 2011
DISTRIBUTION: DSBP, STORMING THE BASE(North America), POPONAUT, INDIETECTIVE(GERMANY),
ADVOXYA(HUNGARY) and more.