Advent, The / Sonic Intervention
Album: Sonic Intervention   Collection:General
Artist:Advent, The   Added:Sep 2012
Label:H Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-14 Pull Date: 2012-11-16 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14 Sep 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 19, 2013: Winter Solstice Warmup
Disco Diva
4. Oct 22, 2012: The Big Love Show
Nzt - The Advent & Industrialyzer
2. Jun 27, 2013: Schlepping Cobalt
Body Count
5. Oct 15, 2012: The Big Love Show
Gamora (A.D.I.N Mutation)
3. Oct 31, 2012: All Techno All the Time
Nzt - The Advent & Industrialyzer, Body Count
6. Oct 13, 2012: 9 1/2 Weak Shades of Grey
Disco Diva

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-13
The Advent: Sonic Intervention Label: H-Productions
(KZSU advanced copy)

HOLY MOLY! The Advent are techno pioneers from the early 90s, leading the charge of Berlin techno that simply crushes & pounds you. They're still doing it today, thanks to Cari Lekebusch's label H-Productions. With 20 years in the biz, the Advent shows all you young kids exactly how it's done. There are some new-ish twists & effects to this material, but for the most part, the Advent are all about hard-punishing beats and wall-to-wall sound. None of that trendy "minimal" stuff. All tracks are phenomenal and harken to a day when warehouses would rumble. My favorites are 2,4,5,8,9.

1. 80's style synth soundtrack straight out of "Blade Runner". No beats, just massive retro-style synths. Awesome.
2. Whoa! The techno begins. Wall-to-wall thumping. Meaty goodness that has timely breakdowns and buildups.
3. Cari Lekebusch lends a hand - a signature dark & atmospheric techno banger with a spaced-out ambience.
4. Murderously heavy. Percussive effects rattling in your head as it is pounded to the pavement.
5. Disco-fied techno? Techno-fied disco? Doesn't matter. It's funky and yet brutal at the same time. Comes out like a hard house track but it's good.
6. Brutal techno. A lot of cut-up breaks and rough & tumble effects. You must submit to the chaos.
7. Chugga-chugga Johnny Fiasco-style house flavor but with a distinctly techno heaviness.
8. Harshness that borders on industrial, but with a bubbly glassy synth reminiscent of Kraftwerk. Somehow this is old-school, but the punishment is all new-school.
9. Sinister speech, goes into retro acid breakbeats, like an old-school rave track with Miami-bass beats. Gotta love the video-game tones. It's like a bunch of techno legends showing the new kids how to party.

Track Listing
1. Present Voyage   5. Disco Diva
2. Gamora (A.D.I.N Mutation)   6. Need House (A.D.I.N Mutation)
3. Arrival - Cari Lekebusch, The Advent   7. Get Up - The Advent & Jason Fernandes
4. Body Count   8. Nzt - The Advent & Industrialyzer
  9. Electric Pandemic - Paris Da Black Fu, The Advent