is a solo electronic music project of Daniel Myer. He’s best
known for his work with the band Haujobb,
and Cleen. Since Haujobb went
in an ambient/trance direction with their music, I figured that this
project would be the same. But to my pleasant surprise the music of
Cleaner is futuristic sci-fi style dance EBM with varied vocals.
The songs delivered here have the
same crisp, clean and polished edge to them that other great EBM acts
such as Covenant and recent
VNV Nation create. The music is
constructed with layers upon layers of inventive and creative electronics,
sampling, ambient sounds and driving drum beats. The vocals range from
slightly distorted accented growling to clean untreated melodic singing.
This really helps to add a lot of variety to each of the songs.
Some tracks are energy packed and
aggressive electro-industrial, while others are dance EBM. There are
even some great synth-pop moments to be found here. This CD also delivers
three instrumentals that are quite good.
The end of the CD has two remixes
of the song “The Voice” done by the bands And One and
Beborn Beton. They did an
excellent job with the song and made both versions sound nothing alike.
That’s the great thing about this entire album, no two songs sound alike.
Even though everything fits together quite well, there’s a lot of diversity
in each of the tracks to make them all interesting to listen to.
I really enjoy listening to electronic
music that includes this much variety and ingenuity to it. If you like
electro-industrial, EBM and synth-pop music, you owe it to yourself
to get this album.
Note from Rabies: "The Voice" reinterpretted by And
One is my favorite track. In fact it's bound to be a club hit if
DJs decide to push it.