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Shadowplay Release: MAGIK BRITE 'Clinical Heroes' ARTIST: MAGIK BRITE
TITLE: "Clinical Heroes"
CATALOGUE#: SPR 060
FORMAT: CD, jewel case
RELEASE DATE: 02.2008
STATUS: available
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.myspace.com/magikbrite



TRACK LIST:

01. Landing (intro)
02. Emptyness
03. Alone
04. Clinical hero
05. Droj
06. Afterlight
07. Fly
08.Sine of Disbelieve
09. St. Vovka
10. Star Generator (bonus track)

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REVIEWS:


This Russian trio label themselves as an Experimental Metal Industrial hybrid, and yet their dance credentials seem pretty impressive given the fluid punchiness blessing most tracks, so theyre pretty odd, which seems like a plus. Theyre also fun, with a hint of darkness and a pinch of commercial clout.
Landing seems like its setting us up for a voyage of vocoder-bolstered trance, which would be a nightmare to describe, so Im glad that doesnt happen on various levels, including the fact its never fun. Instead they wobble along quite briskly and into a slicker, rickety Nyctota with neat guitar detail picked out above synth demands, the music welling up discreetly, and the returning guitar motif acting like a melodic magnet over a delicious,, delicate rhythm.
Alone has the garbled gruff vocals and dowdy guitar but instead of lurching into an Industrial latrine for a swim they have the winsome melody wending through and some weird lyrics coming to the surface. (I think hes singing, its all about my hate which comes over as, its all about my height!) It ends abruptly, almost comically, then Clinical Hero lollops into gear with more grimy guitar and saucy synth work, the rhythm operating like standard eurodance bellows, squiggles aplenty alongside coyly gurgling vocals. This is conventional and daftly dramatic. Qpoxb goes for a deeper, drilling groove with some clanking distraction and a tougher Industrial pout.
Afterlight has serene touches mixes in alongside more plaintive singing and cutely bombastic rhythmic pushes, Fly mixes the synth and guitar well in a sterner workout, and Sine of Disbelieve does a lopsided fairground waltz with fantastic synth patterns. St. Vovka slips back into a fairly mild dance traipse, which is disappointing as Id hoped it was going to ascend for a punishing close, but Star Generator also goes for dance with glowing, piping synth notes and while very effective it wasnt enough to hook me in.
Its a frothy little thing really, which will appeal to people who like their dance sounds having lightly bitter twists but they sacrifice real artistic content for making too many obvious connections.
Mick Mercer

DISCOGRAPHY:


"Urban Dancer" (demo) self-released, 2005
"Clinical Heroes" Shadowplay Records, 2008

Compilation appearances:
V/A "Colours of Black: Russian dark scene Compilation vol.2" track: "Sleep" Shadowplay Records, 2006


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