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Ital Tek - "Cobra" (Singles Going Steady)

This is a "big" sound, full of reverb and beats that make your chest vibrate. Pretty amazing.

Chris Ingalls: Like "Reflection Through Destruction," the only other song I've heard from Ital Tek's new album, the loops and textures here create a dark groove, something that sounds good in a gloomy warehouse district dance club, but is also deep enough to listen to an a variety of other circumstances. It's a "big" sound, full of reverb and beats that make your chest vibrate. Pretty amazing. [8/10]

Pryor Stroud: Beginning with a stop-start techno-stutter, Ital Tek's "Cobra" then nosedives into a dark-electro soundscape that summons up sensations of claustrophobia, paranoia, and the feeling that your imagination is getting the best of you. About midway through the track, there is brief reprieve, where you think you see light creeping through the shadow, but then the percussion hits again: you're trapped once more, and the scattershot beat and heavy, grime-coated synthesizers are there to make sure this light doesn't return. [8/10]

Emmanuel Elone: Ital Tek came through with a pretty good banger. "Cobra" features a tight groove that's driven by pounding percussion and a gigantic thumping bass line. There are slight modifications on the beat every once in awhile, but the bass, drums, and nicely layered effects really bring "Cobra" to life for the entire duration of the song. Ital Tek could have switched things up a bit more, and some added synths or maybe even a vocal snippet would be a nice touch, but "Cobra" is still a pretty good song, with some hefty bass and great rhythm. [7/10]

Chad Miller: The instrumentation is excellent, and Ital Tek has a good grasp on how to use tension to create horror-fueled electronic music. It's kind of cool that it could totally double as a dance track too, not sounding too far off from EDM due to the rapid beats. [7/10]

Jordan Blum: I mean, it’s abstract and creative to a certain extent, but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to sit through either the video or the track after their first encounter. It’s more suitable as an avant-garde representation of a fever dream than as an enjoyable listening and/or viewing experience. It’s different, yes, but it’s also majorly pointless. It feels plucked out of Requiem for a Dream or the films of Gaspar Noé, both of which I enjoy much more. [3/10]

SCORE: 6.60

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