2xCD: Ant-Zen Act 150
Silver Digipak with Posters, Stickers, Cards and Postcards
Noosa Hedz - Gone 1931
m2 - The Darkness
Veruschka - Boredom Kills
L'Ombre - Revenant
Ah Cama-sotz - Religion. The Taste of Spanking
(The Whip Beats Harder Mix)
Ambre - Rance
Ultra Milkmaids - My Personal TV System
Rob(u)Net - Bathroom Symphonette
Black Lung - Autocratic Zeit Swift
Telerotor - Fusion
Vromb - Séquence - Voltage
Imminent - Miraw
Silk Saw - Unsungsong
Templegarden's - Khazad-Dûm
Klangstabil - Gloomy Day
This much-anticipated release is the result of 10 years of hard work by the technoid industrial label Ant-Zen. “Daruma” comes in a fantasic package: silver digipak with posters, stickers, cards and postcards all tucked up in a plastic envelope. This is the kind of thing Antz collectors have wet dreams over. "Daruma" is essentially a showcase for the most important Ant-Zen acts of the last decade and all the tracks are exclusive.
CD1 will be in my player for quite some time. It opens with a fantastic track by Orphx: dark dancy beats with chilling ambient rhythms. The *best* track in my opinion comes from Iszoloscope which really kicks the album off with the hard and nasty dance rhythms Ant-Zen is noted for. Absolute belters on this release come from Converter, P.A.L. and Morgenstern– as expected. One very impressive track came from Mental Destruction (whom I would normally associate with Cold Meat Industry) – dark, crawling, heavy rhythms.
Roger Rotor, This Morn' Omina and Hypnoskull provide light relief on CD 1 with upbeat and catchy dance rhythms in places, but most of the ambient and electronica is kept to the second disc. Here there are a few excellent tracks from Black Lung, Rob(U)Nent (a collaboration between Imminent and Rob(U)Rang) and Templegarden's. My favourite track on this disk was the real stunner from L'Ombre.
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