Detraction is the solo dark electro-industrial project of Doug
Seldeen. The five songs included on this EP all stick to the same formula
of dark and moody electro music that plays along at a rather dreary
The electronic programming is well layered with various sounds and constant
drum beats. The orchestrated background melodies are haunting. Dougís vocals
are slightly distorted and basically talk out the lyrics with a slight angry
The problem that I have with this project is that Doug basically does
nothing new or different that hasnít already been done before. Also, there
are several other bands out there making similar music that is better than
this. These songs just arenít that creative or interesting.
The five songs here all basically sound the same. Doug doesnít really mix it
up a lot here. He simply sticks to one particular sound not giving enough
variety or diversity to his music.
This music could almost be classified as darkwave due to its electro goth
sound, but it doesnít really feature the usual haunting beauty of darkwave.
It is instead rather harsh and cold fitting more into the industrial realm
Doug does indeed show promise on this CD. But he needs to experiment more
with different ideas. I also feel that he needs to get a little more
energetic and aggressive with his sound as currently itís rather dull.
This CD is a good overall release that will please fans of dark and dreary
electro-industrial and darkwave music. But I am hoping for a more creative
and interesting sound from this artist in the future.