Label : Alfa Matrix

Review by Luisa Mercier

After several years, the Belgian duo Aiboforcen finally releases their 5th studio album. In “Dédale” various genres of electronic music are explored: you can find harsh industrial beats but also some synthpop, trip-hop and EBM. The elements of the different styles are mixed quite well and the vocals of Ayria contribute to make everything flow together. The overall mood is quite dark and gloomy, disturbing; but now and then there is a ray of light for example “Time & Space” is a nice catchy electro pop song. There are also some guests vocalists on the album. Laether S. lends “Poem of Life” a hard industrial sound, the same happens with amGod in the song “Parasthesia”. While on the U2 cover of “New Year’s Day” we find Ayria who graces the song with her light, soaring vocals. Last but not the least, Donna of Ego Likeness on “The World Below”, which sounds much more grounded than the other songs on the album. Overall, it’s a very solid release and can also be considered a nice starting point to check the band back catalogue.

Rating – 80/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Dédale
  2. Everything Gets Sacrificed (feat. Ayria)
  3. Shadows
  4. Time & Space
  5. Light
  6. Poem Of Life (feat. Leaether Strip)
  7. Sordide Sentimental
  8. Lhassa
  9. The World Below (feat. Ego Likeness)
  10. New Year´s Day (feat. Ayria)
  11. Crysis
  12. Mass
  13. Rhythm Of Light (feat. Diffuzion)
  14. Parasthesia (feat. amGod)
  15. Méandres

 

Line Up

  • Benoît Blanchart – Music, Synths & Sampling
  • Séba Dolimont – Lyrics, Vocals & Sampling

 

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