Honzo is D. Carbone, a techno producer from Berlin, Germany. With this project, he wanted to explore a different aspect of human psychology, mostly emotions like fear, anger and sadness. Those are definitely present on this ep, represented in haunting soundscapes and deep, pounding beats. About those beats, do not expect joyful dancefloor killers, this is brutal industrial, or as some call it, 'Machinenmusik'.
The tracks on this album remind me of other dark electronic acts like Scorn, Author & Punisher and JK Flesh but just as much of Sonar, Synapscape and perhaps even Autechre. They also come close to ritual dark ambient, mainly in the monotonous, repetitive and hypnotic nature of the music. Yes, I love this piece of work, and as a token of blatant self-promotion, this ep reminds me of one of the many incarnations of my own music when Misantronics drove on deep beats and haunting soundscapes too.
In four tracks (plus a remix for the track 'Moral Masochism' by mysterious Shadows project) Honzo aims directly at the deepest and darkest corners of your soul. Only at the end you get somewhat of a breather in 'Emptiness', which reminds me a bit of Gas or Biosphere. But the rest is pure dark electronic bliss, highlighting in the massive 'Orientalism'. Let's just face it, this comes highly recommended.