Infinite Spectre

July 26, 2018


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The Pitch: Brooklyn industrial/electronic duo Statiqbloom return with their latest EP via Translation Loss Records. "Infinite Spectre showcases that each sound has a purpose and will lead listeners through it's hypnotizing, apocalyptic, and ominous passages." FFO: Skinny Puppy, Dead When I Found Her, Mindless Faith

What I Like: We previously covered Statiqbloom when they dropped Blue Moon Blood last year, and I can never pass up an opportunity to share more Puppy-influenced industrial music. Despite enjoying the full length, I had complaints around some of the lyrical choices and general inconsistency. These issues all but disappear on Infinite Spectre. At just 6 songs over 22 minutes, Statiqbloom play things close to the vest without any distractions. Their ability to craft darkly hypnotic synth soundscapes with rebelliously nihilistic vocals is unquestionable, especially on the Too Dark Park-worthy "Thin Hidden Hand." But it's hard to choose favorites with so many great moments, from the infectious-as-hell drums of "Vampire" to the hauntingly catchy chorus of "Ersatz Gaze." 

Critiques: Killer EP. No major issues.

The Verdict: Statiqbloom are in top form on Infinite Spectre. This is easily one of the most consistently enjoyable industrial outings I have heard in at least 5 years. It's brainwave-wiping bliss. Plug in, zone out, bob your head to the beat.

Flight's Fav's: Thin Hidden Hand, Vampire, Ersatz Gaze

- Review by FlightOfIcarus

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