Transfer of Energy (Feelings of Power)

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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries

On this 2015 album, Toronto-based producer David Psutka sticks with the electro-industrial-styled music that was defined by the 2013 edition of his Egyptrixx project and the album A/B Til Infinity, but this time with the help of "visual and video components" from Berlin-based artist ANF. The artist's busted, rusted, and mechanical art pieces are right in line with Egyptrixx's austere techno and metal machine music, but as the ever developing title track displays while it blossoms, Transfer of Energy (Feelings of Power) recognizes the worth of beauty, and offers up something "pretty" when that's what the song requires. "Body II Body" is so organic it almost breaks character by letting some human element through, although this step outside is later balanced by the steam jets and space music that fill the space-cruiser song called "Mirror Etched on Shards of Amethyst," along with the unrelenting robot beat of "Discipline//1982." Beauty and humanity may have entered the picture, but the welcoming A/B Til Infinity was still more willing to connect, so consider that to be a first encounter, then come here for a more refined reduction of Egyptrixx's excellent off-world techno.

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