Thursday, June 5, 2008


Aeon Expand
Aphotic Audio

"Aeon Expand" is a remix album from the Australian dark-electro/ebm act Empty. It's pretty standard fare as far as this kind of music goes. It's well done no doubt, with all the right elements but nothing really stood out very much. I guess that this sound has become somewhat stale and tired to me. It has not evolved much at all. Same 4/4 beats, arppegiated snyth/bass lines, treated vocals etc… A few bands have broken away from this mold, but there are many still churning this sound into it's grave. Unfortunately Empty is one of the latter. Same goes for any musical genre, not just ebm. Again, it's not bad, just nothing to write home about.

- Craig Harvey

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