Single Review: Teknovore - Anachronist

Updated: Mar 6


How to instantly put a smile on my face: Play me a track that mixes dark techno, aggrotech, and a hint of trance/psy-trance in a 'crunchy' formulae and I am hooked. This 4 track release has me STOMPING! This is one of the finest pieces of music to grace my inbox. Please get yourself acquainted with it!

 

Teknovore is the solo project from George Klontzas (formerly of PreEmptive Strike 0.1 and Croona) created in 2020. They first drew attention with the release of their first songs Olethros and Take Me Away which led to various remixes, interest from labels and their collaboration with rising star J:dead on the hit single Tearing Me Apart. Soon they were signed to Infacted Recordings and are set to release the single Anachronist in February 2022 in advance of their full-length debut The Theseus Paradox.


Teknovore takes inspiration from a range of electronic genres, from brooding, mid-tempo EBSM to aggressive dark Techno and Psytrance, while keeping one foot firmly planted in EBM/Industrial to forge something uniquely personal.


They explore the themes of cosmic indifferentism and the metaphysics of identity through their music.

Anachronist is the new single from Teknovore taken from their upcoming album The Theseus Paradox to be released on 25 February 2022 on Infacted Recordings. The song features hard and aggressive Industrial Techno beats yet maintains a melodic edge throughout. Vocals, guitars and additional programming were provided by RNZR (Ruinizer), hot off their comeback single Celebrity Slave.


The song is about changing one’s perspective as the world ever shifts around us. It is a condemnation of those who have let the world pass them by, sleepwalking through life, becoming obsolete.


The single releases digitally alongside a cover of Dark Soho’s dark Psytrance classic 'Save Me God' with vocals by Siva Six’s Z, and remixes by XOTOX and Aircrash Bureau.

 
 

Review

'Anachronist (feat. RNZR)' - (RNZR being the rebirth of Ruinizer who was kind enough to do one of Elektro Vox's two theme tracks.) This track has a lot going on. From the lowkey introduction with a female sample and an increasing beat reminiscent of the great industrial tracks of the last two decades, to the dark techno pulse pounding jaw gurning beats; Topped nicely by premium aggrotech style growls, only to be slowed down and taken a step in to the realms of absolutely slapping psy-trance; This track has it all.

How on Earth it has managed to do so and still remain a coherent and structured track is beyond me because this track is the beauty of historical chaos made in to perfect modern day beat order. It's like being lead through a timeline of industrial styles with effortless clarity and it is absolutely beautiful!


'Save Me God (feat. Z from Siva Six)' certainly doesn't break the pace, even with a spookier intro during the beats and the creepy voice samples during a quiet phase to set the tone. The track belts back in to life with the vocals, more reminiscent of Hocico's style. This is a powerful and foreboding nightmare of Gothic dark dance macabre. The perfect anthem for Halloween or a supernatural endeavour. The guitars near the end add a real flourish of energy and intensity to the pace. This cover track sure does justice to the original.


'Anachronist (Xotox Remix)' brings the 'oontz' and focusses the song down to just one style with its thudding loops and rave synthetics. A simple yet effective track that breaks it down to the bare bones of what it is to enjoy industrial music and is almost primal in that sense.


'Anachronist (Aircrash Bureau Remix)' follows the same focussing line as the previous remix at first but on the other end of the spectrum with it's heavier bass and beats; It then powers you through those Aggrotech growl sections and slows you back down for the melody and samples which start getting you ready for your brain to flush out those endorphins.. Then.. One of the best psy-trance drops I have ever heard blows your mind.. This remix magnifies that display of industrial styles from the original version even more so. Getting lost in this audio is like a full service and MOT for the mind!


Tracklist


Anachronist (feat. RNZR)

Save Me God (feat. Z from Siva Six)

Anachronist (Xotox Remix)

Anachronist (Aircrash Bureau Remix)


Conclusion


I've never found it easy to review a single before, usually writing more about less content is a difficult hurdle. This Single however just made the words flow out with ease. Each track sounds different so you're only just about aware you're listening to 'Anachronist' three times, so it feels like there's a lot more to offer in this single than usual.

Anachronist is a fantastical journey through time, space, and bass! A mind bending journey of epic proportions crafted in to just a few incredible tracks. I am already extremely excited to review the upcoming album 'The Theseus Paradox'!


Scores


Technicality: 10/10

Soul factor: 10/10

Energy: 9.5/10

Vocals/Samples: 9.5/10

Re-play value: 10/10


Overall score: 9.8 / 10

 

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