Control Panel


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His Name Is Alive's Warn Defever is a man of many guises. Some of them are great and others are not so great. His debut full-length under the Control Panel moniker is a forgettable one where it seems fair to accuse this electronic artist of taking his audience for a ride in the fraudulent sense. Dull, low-frequency beats and tiny blips coalesce into a rather boring and uneventful record that finds itself begging to be turned off. Perhaps in a strange way this is a comment on the state of bedroom electronic music-makers. Also notable is the fact that Defever doesn't attempt to pass this off as minimalist or negative-space music, but rather lays it all out in its very limp glory. The disappointment of this record comes as a surprise since Defever's initial foray into abstract electronica, Control Panel's 12", was a great one. This recording, on the other hand, serves as nothing more than a notch in Defever's already stretching musical belt. For extreme Defever enthusiasts only.

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