With Fïx8:Sëd8, maybe one of the electronic scene's best-kept secrets has found a new home with Dependent. Through two self-released albums, Martin Sane has slowly built up the status he has with insiders of the scene - in contrast to the modern industrial of 2nd Face whose debut we released earlier this year, Fïx8:Sëd8 are classic representatives of retro electro. Utilising movie samples, intricate sequences, and mid-tempo beats, they lean towards bands such as Mentallo & The Fixer or Interlace, attending to the connoisseurs of the electro scene.
Sane's preference for the pioneers of dark electronic sounds from Canada and Texas is quite obvious; Fïx8's unique sound, however, is guaranteed by the fact that the complex arrangements are never an end unto themselves, but merely a tool in the struggle against monotony. The bottom line is always a melodic and atmospheric song that consciously needs a concentrated listening and then strongly burns into your mind. The new album is mastered by fellow musician Thorn (2nd Face), which makes "Foren6" Martin Sane's best-produced record thus far. There's also been some progress in the vocal department of Fïx8:Sëd8; they do not only use distorted vocals, but also experiment in a manner reminiscent of the multi-vocal effects of Sweden's Interlace.