October 13, 2012

Review - "Strike EP" (Covox)

Thomas Soderlund, also known as Covox, is a force to be reckoned with. He's been releasing intelligent GameBoy music for years, churning out a high-quality release every once and a while. Thankfully, his latest is no exception. "Strike EP" is a strong EDM-influenced collection of new tunes, showcasing an evolution in style and a mastery of technique.

"Adult Checksum Corrupt" is a very cool and effective opener, with plenty of interesting chip sounds and a heavy drop towards the end. Throughout the EP, Covox also layers some simple electronic beats over his GameBoy compositions, which works well with his hard-driving, atmospheric style. "A Billion Suns" is another highlight, working the build-up and boasting a couple of sweet melodies.

Although the digital release of "Strike" only has three tracks, they're all nicely full, and the solid fourth tune "Borgarsvin" is freely available from Soderlund's SoundCloud page as well.

Do yourself a favor and pick this one up... I've really been enjoying what this guy has to offer. Covox is firmly in control of his craft and once again proves his relevance here.

SCORE: 8.0 out of 10 - "Solid"