Boomkat Product Review:
Identified Patient and singer Hugo van Hejiningen join forces on this 4 track EP on Amsterdam's Artificial Dance.
"Earlier in the year, Red Light Radio co-founder Hugo van Hejiningen and Identified Patient joined forces to debut their new musical project, Stallion’s Stud. Artificial Dance is ready to release the first fruits of the duo’s studio collaboration.
The four-track EP digs deep into their shared love of electronics, post-punk era experimentation, DIY music culture and dubbed-out drum machine rhythms. The results are undeniably dark and intoxicating, with former punk singer Hugo fronting proceedings via mind-altering vocals and twisted lyrical flows.
Opener “Promising Promises” sets the tone for what follows, with Hugo’s spoken vocals wrapping themselves around ricocheting industrial dub rhythms and raw, delay-laden electronics. The delay trails to oblivion remain a force to be reckoned with on the creepy, fuzz-fuelled cold-wave doom of “Instrumental Aria”, while the throbbing and clanking “Unpredictable” and “Voice of No” ratchet up the intensity by several notches via end-of-days guitars, heavyweight bass and face-melting percussion."