Sulatron Records 0904
From Aural Innovations April 2010 update
Surprisingly effective debut from this Swedish band that combines violent, assaultive electronics with guitar, bass and drums. Raw and primitive, Uran transmits its hardcore aesthetic through a plethora of influences, including Kraftwerk, the Sex Pistols, Metal Urbain, Der Plan, Heldon and Atari Teenage Riot. Songs like “EMP,” “Mr. Piggy” and “Now Neverends” roar with the anarchic malevolence of a William Gibson-inspired cyberscape: a geometric edginess inspired by flashing neon, computer simulated skylines and Clockwork Orange stylized aural violence. There are only a few brief pauses in and among the thirteen tracks that allow the listener to catch his breath before another electronic onslaught slams your ears beyond the sonic threshold of pain—and even these Krautrock-influenced pieces (“Voice of Uran” and “Manslut”) still remind one of the electronic mayhem of Neu or Faust tied to the chainsaw drive of the Ramones at their most primeval. It’s a galvanizing trip guaranteed to rip your cortex to shreds.
Reviewed by Charles Van de Kree
Reviewed by Scott Heller
Visit the Sulatron label site at: http://www.sulatron.com
Check out the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/urangbg