For our very first review back from nearly 2 years in Limbo, we have chosen the Irish band and TS – Technoscene collaborator Phraktal. They just released their latest standalone single, “Hypnotic Arts,” on Bandcamp and it is a deep cerebral techno track that promises to transport real techno listeners to a world of driving beats, and explorative, immersive soundscapes. The band has a history of creating captivating techno tracks, and “Hypnotic Arts” is no exception.
The track opens with a pulsating beat, followed by an ominous synthetic string sound, filtered 303 rhythms, immediately drawing the listener in and setting the tone for the rest of the song. The beat is driving and intense, expertly crafted to keep the listener moving and engaged. This opening immediately draws the listener in and sets the tone for the rest of the song. The beat is energetic and intense, expertly crafted to keep the listener moving and engaged. As the track progresses, more layers of sound are added, creating a rich and immersive soundscape. The production on this track is top-notch, with each element perfectly placed to enhance the overall experience.
One of the standout elements of “Hypnotic Arts” is the use of vocals. While they are used sparingly, they add an extra layer of depth to the track and help to create an otherworldly atmosphere. The vocals are distorted and ethereal, perfectly fitting with the underground techno sound that Phraktal is known for.
Overall, “Hypnotic Arts” is a must-have release for any techno fan. It’s a deep and mesmerizing track that showcases the talent and expertise of Phraktal. If you’re a fan of techno or are just looking for something to get lost in, give “Hypnotic Arts” a listen. You won’t be disappointed.