After "Excess" I see how tricky plan Perturbator has. He dominated synthwave genre, making himself popular, and now he shifts into industrial/post-punk genres, making almost dead genres alive again, using his previous popularity.
the thing I like about Excess is that while it's a completely new ground for him (post-punk), it still feels wholly like a Perturbator track. I seriously can't wait for the album (and for Excess to be available on streaming services, too lazy to open youtube everytime I wanna listen to it)
>the thing I like about Excess is that while it's a completely new ground for him (post-punk), it still feels wholly like a Perturbator track.
I know, right? It's the Ulver effect all over again hahaha
For those who don't know them, Ulver is a Norwegian band that has done albums ranging from Raw Black Metal all the way to Synthpop, and they always have their distinct, unique sound.
perturbator was basically my entry to synthwave, via hotline miami. absolutely love perturbator. complete domination, dangerous days, venger, angel dust, ... I've seen him live and also met james kent himself after the gig. great performance and also james kent is very very humble which is a positive in my opinion. I had a great talk with him about castlevania, mega man and shovel knight. really cool dude. looking forward to the upcoming gigs in 2019.
I love them both! I think both are dark, typical Perturbator and I love it. Imo the remixes on Vol I is even better then the orginal songs and Vol II I got some New Model vibes of from it. Both are amazing. Everything this dude releases are amazing and I can listen to it for months!! How does he do it?
Well, you know, there is something called "mp3" :> I do all my scrobbling on Winamp and mobile scrobbler, so I tag all my files manually. Good thing when you want your library to be precise and avoid any unwanted tags.
Perturbator was the last act to perform on Summerbreeze Festival last saturday night, right after Carpenter Brut. He even used a live drummer for the set, a pity they only played the very brutal songs. Would be the best feeling ever to listen Venger at 3:30 am with hundreds of other maniacs.
It's matter of growing genre popularity in metalhead subculture. Hate to claim this, but synthwave became "trendy" thing among many of them. So I guess metal festivals want to get some additional money/variety in their catalogue. By the way, that's not new trend, as I remember Perturbator playing at Brutal Assault 2015 - that's also where I get to know him.
Bands like who, Bring me the horizon? Most synthwave artists wipe the floor with the embarrassing emo garbage that modern metal has become. Synthwave is pure metal at heart, I'd much rather see this than whatever crap "the kids" are playing today. And I've been into metal since the 80s.
I agree to a point, but the statement "Synthwave is pure metal at heart" is only true if you refer to some of the heavier acts like Gost or Carpenter Brut. Artist like Timecop1983 or The Midnight, for example, are a major part of the synthwave movement but do not share any similarities with metal music to any extent.
No, I'd say I enjoy metalcore even less, but I can to the very least understand why they get invited to metal festivals. Synthwave just doesn't compare at all to extreme metal, just maybe slightly to industrial music.. To me that is. Also, I haven't seen any Carpenter movies before early adulthood, so it's not as nostalgic for me either.
Really appreciate and enjoy the personal sound and style Perty makes for each of the female vocalists he collaborates with: cold and cosmic with Hayley, dark and heartwarming with Isabella, dreamy and seductive with Greta. Hope to see them together again on the next releases.
Honestly? I think he is overhyped. He has some good tracks but most of his stuff is way too slow and ambient-like for my taste. I enjoy artists like "Dance With The Dead" a lot more. I enjoy the aesthetics such as his released physical media and album artwork though.
Some of his slower tracks are extremely touching.. so, I think, each to their own. The thing that makes Perturbator best from whole synthwave is his use of synths, and the diversity - so, being agressive here, being calm there, being romantic somewhere else. Whatever you preach, you will be satisfied. And when you went to the point you enjoy all types of music, you will be dying from joy with his dancing on the electronic edges.
I don't know about "slower" but Sexualizer EP is the best work Perturbator has ever put out and it's the slower, more ambient tracks like Meet Jimmy and Perverted Precinct that are the highlights of the album