The Ebertbrothers* ‎– Engine Eyes

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MWMEP02 The Ebertbrothers* Engine Eyes(CDr, EP, Ltd) Mindwaves Music MWMEP02 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
MWM007 The Ebertbrothers* Engine Eyes(7xFile, FLAC, EP) Mindwaves Music MWM007 Germany 2012

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mindwaves

mindwaves

April 17, 2014
referencing Engine Eyes, CDr, EP, Ltd, MWMEP02

Review by Vital Weekly.

http://vitalweekly.net/927.html

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the first album released on a label by the Berlin-based act The Ebertbrothers. It was the album "Susten pass" released on the Mindwaves Music label in 2011. Behind The Ebertbrothers you find the two brothers Axel and Michael Ebert both residing in Berlin. Originally they started back in 2006 with focus on video art only. Later they started integrating sound arts to the visual performance. Now The Ebertbrothers are ready with an Ep out on the Mindwaves Music label. The 36 minutes running album "Engine eyes EP" is a combination of new produced tracks and remixes from interesting artists such as Finnish artist Lackluster and the two Danish acts Karsten Pflum and Badun. The three remixes are based on tracks from the aforementioned album "Susten Pass" adding some new angles to the original IDM-based tracks from the debut. Apart from the three remixes, the "Engine Eyes Ep" presents four new pieces from the Ebertbrothers. The music from the two brothers combines ambient textures with rhythm textures spanning from complex IDM-structures to structures sounding like tribal handpercussions. There is a nice dreamlike atmosphere upon the album, that stylishly could sound a bit like the style of early Warp Records. Thanks to the combination of remixes and new materials from the two brothers, "Engine Eyes Ep" is a very pleasant album that beautifully balances between catchiness and experimentalism. (NM)
Micha77

Micha77

December 2, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Engine Eyes, CDr, EP, Ltd, MWMEP02

Review by headphonecommute.com

http://reviews.headphonecommute.com/2012/10/25/sound-bytes-akatombo-the-ebertbrothers-yuri-lugovskoy-and-amnptn/

The Ebertbrothers‘ second release on Mindwaves Music has only four tracks and three remixes, with contributions from Karsten Pflum, Badun, and Lackluster. Wait… who? I completely forgot about Esa Juhani Ruoho (that’s Lackluster to you) whom I’ve been following since the early days of Merck, Monotonik and Psychonavigation. Great score for Axel and Michael Ebert, and an excellent addition to their Engine Eyes EP. Following their last full-length album, Susten Pass (Mindwaves, 2011), the brothers have slowed the rhythm a bit, dropping the kaleidoscopic confetti of IDMesque abstraction and settling into a glitchy downtempo vibe. The music is given time to breathe and develop, allowing for complex organisms to evolve into spacious and warm depths. There’s plenty of experimental elements to let your cerebral claws to hang on to. The intelligent sound design is complimented by melodic excursions that move from abstruse images to concrete, evoking sparkling cinematic illustrations as previously implemented by the brothers in their visual works. Speaking of Mindwaves… I also recommend you check out releases by Badun, whom you should know from Schematic, and Karsten Pflum, with releases on Hymen and Ad Noiseam. A nice independent Berlin-based label you should keep your eye on.
Micha77

Micha77

December 2, 2012
referencing Engine Eyes, CDr, EP, Ltd, MWMEP02

Review by igloomag.com

http://igloomag.com/reviews/the-ebertbrothers-engine-eyes-ep-mindwaves-music

Sometimes you just have to take a step back and reminisce about the early 00s where electronic”a” really got a firm grip on your emotions. Not only did labels like Merck, Neo Ouija and DeFocus inspire audiences with fresh, clean and mechanical data bursts, they were able to keep their flow of releases open and full of life. The Ebertbrothers contain a similar flare of times gone by, however, they add a new slant to their craft of darkened electronics, bubbling melodies and full-throttle rhythms that it’s hard not to feel the nostalgia thanks to Mindwaves Music. Opening with “Sunset Car Chase,” a bass heavy expression of synths, raw beats and cascading melodic slivers tend to hover around each other in excitement. “Rusty Black Bike” is a pleasant dosage of slow-churning electronics and harmonious sparkles. Karsten Pflum makes an entrance on his remix of “Black String”—taken from Susten Pass (Mindwaves Music, 2011)—as it dives straight into minimal waters of microscopic audio circling. Lackluster’s “Feature Film” remix—also taken from Susten Pass—slices and dices the original with crisp, shattering glass and classic IDM crescendos; it’s a focused passage of timeless serenity. Badun’s reconstructed “Sympathy Changes” ignites a clicks’n cuts aesthetic, dribbling bass and beats as manipulated vocals slide through unlit tunnels. The highlight on Engine Eyes comes in the form of “Dead End Junction.” Swirling patches of data melt in a seabed of encapsulated chaos. “Learning to Walk” captures a more industrial grove of lightened melodies and broken ambience, but in the end Engine Eyesis a focused effort that engages the ears without falling away in experimental exercises.