STACIAN: Songs for Cadets: LP

May 08, 2013

This wasn’t what I was expecting from the heavy metal font. It’s a one-woman electro project. Cold, cold synth and drum machine with the occasional tweaked and subdued female vocal coming forth in the mix, echoed and chilling. Devoid of human emotion, it really comes off as eerie. It would work well as the soundtrack to an eighties b-movie, a horror film, or one of those sci-fi flicks with poorly-reproduced punks in them to symbolize a dystopian world of technology and squalor. And people being hunted by androids. Synth-pop this is not. It’s an alluring, yet uncomfortable, listen that I’m repeatedly drawn back to.

 –Craven (Moniker)