Terminal Power Company ‎– Salvation

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June 4, 2012
referencing Salvation, CD, Single, SIT 98 CD
This EP opens with the title track - "Salvation (Remix)" - a hooky crossover between Rock & Dance music hinting at such people as NINE INCH NAILS, MINISTRY & perhaps even closer MURDER INC. - the song has that post-KILLING JOKE simplicity crossing over to Electronic Dance, although it is a little faster, with a nice upward jutting guitar motif. "The Hunger, The Heat (Motorcity Mix)" has a large, rumbling bassline over an insistant dance beat, a throbbing, pulsing, chanting metronomic trance / dance churn. "Trancefusion X" again has a flowing, dub-dance sound to it, yet here the sound flows rather than beats, bobbing in a more passive wave-wash of dance music. A somehow-disconnected sequencer makes an interesting counter-focus to the main heart of the music. They even pop in a snatch of that much-sampled soliloquy by RUTGER HAUER in "Blade Runner". Dub without the Reggae! Bare bones skeletal dance music with harmonic voices flowing in heavenly clouds over the top. The last track is the album version of "Salvation" - a very different versionm lacking the scalpal-sharp guitar fuzzed motif, instead coming across as a more minimal, leaden rhythmic sound, again having a languid Dubby feel, despite it's tight structuring.
TERMINAL POWER COMPANY have a colourful, bright sound which invites dance while never trying to exhaust or overload it's audience. A professional, confident sound which you'll either likeinstantly or not at all. They've discovered that all the gaps in the sound don't have to be filled to give the end result a 'fullness'.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.