About Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia
Latest reviews
Jump to
Home > All articles > KREBS > Krebs [reviews]
Krebs [reviews]
Katarzyna Draconina Górnisiewicz | Detailed or mini-review submissions: song, EP/album | Suggest an artist
Krebs – The Last Place on Earth (EP review) |Machine Man Records, 2017|

1. The Hollow, 2. When Hands Go Still, 3. Umbra, 4. Moonlit Window

Krebs is an electronic music project of Michael Haggerty (lyrics, vocals, programming, keyboards, guitars and bass) founded in Philadelphia in 2012. He released two EPs in 2017 – The Last Place on Earth is followed by Blood and Stone.

A mysterious, ambient mood opens the EP with 'The Hollow', which is the longest track on this release. The chorus’ rhythm appears soon after the quick intro, but then slows down serving as the core for following verse arrangements. The track has an open composition which allows for many various elements to be placed throughout. Here, melancholic dark wave meets the brighter side of the electronic genre, while the vocals remain calm and balanced.

'When Hands Go Still' sounds very goth through operating on a low level of dynamics and a characteristic vibrated guitar riff appearing next to percussive parts. Compared to other tracks on the EP, the soft vocals receive an additional voice effect here. The mood isn't too dark, as a variety of silenced, lighter, and colder synth sounds appear between the cues.

On the other hand, 'Umbra' is a fully instrumental song which influences listener's imagination through its scenic, ocean-like waves of peaceful ambient arrangements and inner beauty. It could easily make for a soundtrack candidate for a movie with both futuristic and historical motifs (just like Highlander), thanks to utilizing newer electronica and traditional instruments side by side.

'Moonlit Window' (the last song) returns to the dark wave themes previously brought by 'When Hands Go Still'. Arrangements become one with carefully placed vocals and are distributed skillfully, letting the composition enchant the listeners with its instrumental lines and Michael's voice. There's something creepy going on in the background too, accompanied by sounds of an electric bolt and wind chimes at the song's end.

The Last Place on Earth EP offers darker moods than songs released on Blood and Stone. It's almost as if Michael wrote them to suit listeners during all four seasons of the year – the former fits the fall/winter time, while the latter is great for spring and summer. Get both EPs and reach out to the musician to let him know how much you liked the songs!

(Reviewer: Katarzyna 'Draconina' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Industrial Rock & Metal Encyclopedia, October 31st, 2018. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)

Facebook | Machine Man Records | YouTube
Buy on: Bandcamp
Legal notices, copyright
Search in the magazine
Fabryka is hosted by
Varicella - Dead is Better
All reviews
Short music reviews part 1
Short music reviews part 2
All interviews
Short movie reviews
About Fabryka Magazine
What's industrial rock?
Quick encyclopedia
Industrial manifestos pdf
Podcast archives
News archives by year
Article archives by year
All article archives
Legal music
Fabryka promo events
Draconina's art on Deviantart
Fire Dragon's Gemstones
Drakonia Tarot
New and updated articles
[non-industrial] Gianluca John Attanasio - Beyond2Doors
Elitefitrea - Lethe [review]
[Non-industrial] Nine Plan Failed - Father, Father
Ghost in the Machine [reviews]
[non-industrial] Bruno Pittelli - Angels Without Wings
Spookshow inc. [reviews]
Retaliate of Anger - Final Echo

Detailed single song review + publishing
Detailed album review + publishing


Promotional interview + publishing
Legal mp3
Links and Encyclopedia
Content (open)
Keywords (open)
Follow us: Tumblr | Blogger | Deviantart

Design created by Look | Coded by eWe | Modified by Draconina. Theme by GFXpixel.info modified by Draconina | Social icons by Fatcow, Icondock, PR. Lloyd and Draconina.

13,797,755 unique visits

Powered by PHP-Fusion copyright © 2002 - 2024 by Nick Jones.
Released as free software without warranties under GNU Affero GPL v3.