REVIEW | Craig-Russell Horne – Robotz & Machinez

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Formerly achieving success as part of The 21st State, Craig-Russell Horne has taken a new path as an electronic artist, culminating in the release of his debut EP – Robotz & Machinez.

It kicks off with Isn’t Love Important, where the bass-studded verses are pretty neat, and the track as a whole is packing a fair amount of energy. In a short time frame, Control provides a bouncy ride, and the catchy lead single Us features an outstanding, large-scale chorus.

What Are We Doing Here is a decent piece, although not on the same level as the previous numbers, but the emotions do pierce through in the lyrically sound Sick, and he finishes finely with the ambient Hold On.

Robotz & Machinez is a very good first effort. While the second half lacks the same punch as the first, I would still happily recommend this EP. Craig-Russell Horne is one of the most promising newcomers to the Scottish electronic scene, and I’m curious to see what else he has in store.

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