Friday, January 24, 2014

Crashfaster sings the Body Electric on "Further" Album

Doing Electronic Rock that fully embraces the Science Fiction / Cyber Punk ethos can be a tricky thing. I think for it to be successful, the artist has to give themselves up to the genre and pretty much embody it. San Francisco based electronic rock band Crashfaster do just that bringing in heavy doses of  dystopian atmosphere that any hard core Sci-Fi geek would love. The tone is earnest and serious but still fun without feeling campy. From the dark Nine Inch Nails meets Gary Numan tone of Launch and Closer, to the cyber gutter punk of Pro Tempore to Electronic Noise Rock of In Flames (a heady blend of sounds that made me think of Dirty Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine and Kane West even twisted together and wrung out in the future), to the post sci fi almost new agey rock of Further which conjures up (in my mind) a half human half robot band. Truly some amazing songs and soundscapes happening here. All this feels so wonderfully crafted and cared for. Take this album for a ride and sing the body electric.
Robb Donker

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