Fla Vector – [2013] RED

Industrial synth-wave dubstep from Belarus. Fans of The Prodigy please step closer. And start dancing.

Except for The Prodigy, it took me some tracks to recall the other association my memory was hesitant to draw, but then it clicked: the first instalments of the Command & Conquer realtime strategy games back in the 90’s had a similar, uncompromising metallic sound. Thoroughly danceable and yet highly cinematic, this would make for great party backdrop on a thematic dance night.

2. Fla Vector – Zdravstvyi, Rodina!

My favorite track uses distorted voice samples to create a faux-historical soviet-like sound collage. I don’t understand a word, but it works. Oh, and then there’s this giant bass drop in minute 2. Commencing dubstep!

12. Flac Vector – RED

The album’s title track does not waste time with slow build ups or harmonic progression. A single bass note, a single rhythm carries us through all 5 minutes, stomping its way forward one bar at a time. In one word: cool!

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