EXPLORATIONS OF NEW WAVE
Two of the releases from End Result Productions can be placed within an exploratory New Wave setting. Taking elements from the darker side of the ‘80s music scene in the UK, combining these with dark synthpop and krautrock elements, it shows how diverse the roster of End Result can get.
PulseWidthMod – Entelechy
In Entelechy, PulseWidthMod produce a great record of diverse influences. The record overall is quite mellow in terms of sounds with melodies derived from the synthpop domain, which are combined with the exploratory sense of krautrock. The introduction of effects and electronic bursts are spot on, revealing a great aptitude for choosing the appropriate sounds and concepts, something that is vital in a krautrock setting. In order to enhance a bit further the bleakness and gain a colder tone, PulseWidthMod include an additional industrial element in their tonality, originating from the percussion, resulting in a more mechanical vibe. All these different sides are presented in a great manner, one complementing the other, while the vocals remain a focal point for the band, and they give a quite old-school twist to the record, something from the darker and more obscure side of the ’80s era new wave.