February 2013 Record Review | Repetitor
Alavux returns with a dark and punishing self-release that is sure to get you moving with its sinister overtones, and funky grooves. 4 cuts to choose from, available through Bandcamp, with great cover art by the notorious Jakob Beksh. The first track is the title song "Repetitor", which is a Techno Bass jam light years ahead of its time, with rich analogue arpeggios, playful stabs, and ferocious beats. The artist did a wonderful job on the vocals on this one, and even though they are minimally used, it adds the finishing touches to the track with great class.
Next up is "Space Track". This alarming track is a classic, yet brooding production, with deranged sequences that race alongside the crisp beats, as more programming work begins to weave itself into being. The aura around this track is very frantic, but its perhaps one of Alavux's classiest ones yet!
"Back Drop Beat Battle Ship" comes in hot on the heels of the latter with machine like arpeggios that reminds you of what it must sound like inside of an AT-AT Walker from Star Wars, as it marches towards you with malicious intent. Sci-Fi vocal samples create some suspense, as dark gritty pads shred reality into pieces with unforgiving tenacity in this hard-hitting piece of Electro music.
"Cruisin'" closes out the E.P. with 4x4 Techno beats, relentless 303s, and reverberated percussive elements, that are met by piercing effects that modulate with precision. This one is a bit more minimal than the rest, and doesn't change up a whole lot, but if you are looking to balance out a set with a nice Techno jam, this one will do it.
Alavux has been an enthusiastic force in the scene for years now, and it shows tremendously through his music. This E.P. easily being one of his best works displays not just that excitement, but also the great evolutionary path the artist has taken since his beginnings, to where he is today. If you are looking for dark, yet emotive and hard-hitting party music, grab this release, you won't be disappointed! Available now through Bandcamp.