Boomkat Product Review:
Studious homage to sickly-sweet ’80s video nasty soundtracks
“Danish synth duo Videdrones have cooked up something that’s both instantly familiar, yet also tickles in a new way - the same way you feel nauseous after watching one too many videotapes at a friend’s house until 3am in the morning…
Videodrones is all about simultaneously channelling of the vibes of maestros ranging from the epic choirs of Popol Vuh or Fabio Frizzi, thru the smooth gliding arpeggios of Tangerine Dream or Giorgio Moroder even into Goblin or Morricone at their most abstract. But there’s more to it than mere tribute.
Mondo Ferox is the kind of album where electronic instruments takes on a life of their own: Constantly in flux, changing direction and pace like that of the lives at the bottom of the sea. It’s like a constant overture. It’s sounds that you know, but turning themselves inside out - bleeding into each other, loosing themselves in the flow. Favoring emotion and impulse over logic and structure. Rather than repeating what’s already been seen and heard, Videodrones remelts the voices of cinema into something yet to be imagined. Close your eyes and let it cover you!”