It’s pastiche, isn’t it? Wearing the influences a bit too prominently on its sleeve. I kinda like the direction Arts is headed to at the moment though; decidedly unapologetic big-room sounds with a knack for overt emotion. Like Klockworks, but better.
I’ve kinda slipped into this local scene where everyone’s playing slow and hard as fuck EBM & industrial influenced techno, post-punk & wave records. Some of it is a bit cheesy, but not gonna lie, there’s also bare bangers. Look out for the likes of Interstellar Funk, Black Merlin, JASSS, Le Chocolat Noir, Alessandro Adriani and Vladimir Ivkovic pushing these sounds on the international stage.