You may or may not have heard of unsigned, industrial act Corvax. Based in London, but hailing from Wales, David Marvelly is the man behind Corvax and his second EP release, Talk To The Man.

With four tracks, we step off with “Pills” which feel a bit like listening to early Trent Reznor, when he was young and angst ridden. This is clanking industrial with twinkling wisps of synthesisers. Mavelly will quietly tell you he doesn’t want to feel anything any more, then threaten you wanting to take the pills.

Title track, “Talk To The Man” is far more smooth and slicker. This is also the single with its groovy electric guitar and obviously influenced by Mike Patton. Over all has a very oppressive and claustrophobic feel.

Good” makes me think Einst├╝rzende Neubauten with the low dark vocals and percussion lead instrumentation that wanders into different styles and back again.

CORVAX – DAVID MARVELLY

Last track is a fifty-one second vignette called “Failure“, featuring the lovely vocals of Maella, accompanied by acoustic guitar and bursts of wind like electric noise.

This isn’t the longest of EPs but makes up for it in experimentation, leading to some pretty cool sounds and following in the footsteps of some rather big names. Go check out, up and coming artist, Corvax with his Talk To The Man.

https://corvaxofficial.bandcamp.com/album/talk-to-the-man

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December, 2019 was the release of Cellmod’s latest album, The Dissident, on the label Mekanick.

The man behind this EDM/ industrial/electronic juggernaut is Juan Espinosa of Florida.

This latest album consists of new pieces but also remastered versions of the singles “Praying Mantis” and “The Machine” which were both first released in 2017.

Juan Espinosa of Cellmod

It would be an injustice to pull this album apart but rather just give you a glimpse of this pure electronic offering.

There is always a driving beat throughout each piece of music. Each is seamlessly put together and flows in a hypnotic fashion.

A fusion of EDM, techno, industrial, wrapped up in a synthesized dream. This is technically diverse, as Espinosa mixes it up, keeping the tracks fresh with an almost agrotech taint creeping in.

Every track is very much a DJ’s dream of high paced rhythm. I suspect “Fire Storm” may be paying homage to the Prodigy’sFire Starter” but then maybe a nod to Studio X as well.

That is the beauty of this style of music, as it can and does borrow from others and builds on it.

For me the feature tracks are “Harder Serum“, with a special hats off to the featured Giant Monsters On The Horizon on the remixed version and “Ransacked” with its high energy.

The Dissident is a highly danceable album with a superb production. Cellmod has made a brilliant, futuristic masterpiece that deserves your attention if you like any of these genre.

https://cellmod.bandcamp.com/album/the-dissident

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