Control is about total control and so is Enzo Kreft. The threatening sounds build a cold dystopian atmosphere without possible escape. Enzo Kreft’s harsh and cold lyrics reflect the military-like machinery domination and it’s controllers. With his dark synthwave escapades Enzo Kreft evokes images of a fearful apocalyptic society filled with paranoia and despair.
The dramatic sounds and beats on the track Book Burnings are supported by sound excerpts from Fahrenheit 451(1966 François Truffaut) and The Burning Of The Books May 10, 1933. The used reflections of the past on this very strong song gave us a feeling of tragic asphyxiation. This bold man, dressed in black, opens a window where you can see the past, the present and the future at the same time.
Musically noting new was added with this album. The structure of the tracks is precise and very good sounding. We heard varied new wave/electro influences and inputs but they only make the concept of this release stronger. Mindshift could have been a Kraftwerk song without any doubt. Some tracks are dance-able (but who wants to dance… in dystopia). Enzo Kreft made a clear statement with this album. Control is a mind fucker that puts a heavy warning boot on the listeners face. This awesome piece of work with intelligent content and brilliant ambiance will stay in our blood for a long time. Resistance is futile…