on May 17, 2006
" An impressive display of eclecticism is on display on this sampling of the artists that grace Projekt's roster. This is a label whose very soul thrives on living on the fringe, and creatively so. The music from the label is intelligent and often compelling. If you want to find out the dark corners goth (broadly speaking) can truly occupy, look no further. You may think you're goth, but you're not - this is. Hallowed darkwave label Projekt will take you on a journey with such artists as Voltaire with its Eurofolk-tinged, darkly funny excursion, "Cannibal Buffet," or the angst-ridden and lushly textured electro-industrial of Android Lust. "In Memory of D'Drennan" by Unto Ashes is a gorgeous piece of what could almost be called minimalist industrial metal chillout goth. Really. Black Tape for a Blue Girl almost seems to be suicidally smirky on "Knock Three Times." Autumn's Grey Solace is nothing short of haunting and Mira is soft, moody and hypnotic. Dark Sanctuary's "Presence" has the grace and, forgive me, presence, of classical music (though, of course, it's not classical music, but it has the majesty) and is weepingly beautiful. You will swim in the dark, experimental ambience of a piece of Steve Roach's "Immersion." And Fear Falls Burning concludes the proceedings with an even grimmer slab of enveloping ominousity (not a word? who cares). -- review by Kristofer Upjohn for Raves.com and Djfix.com
If you're a fan of the music from the Projekt label, goth-lite mostly, then this is probably inessential to you. Really this is an inexpensive disk intended to catch the eye, "almost free" and a woman on the cover looking rather pensive, and perhaps convert the purchaser to a loyal fan of the label. The music itself, not the best tracks, but okay. Not a bad intro for someone looking at the pensive woman and the "almost free."