The democratisation of music is probably something we’re supposed to be happy about. Software that enables people to write, mix and master their own music without any outside interference. So you could write a 20 minute song about a commemorative plate or 20 one second songs about necrotising fasciitis. I wonder why, then, so many people write songs that are between 3 and 6 minutes long and are essentially verse-chorus-verse replays of so many things that have gone before ? Standard chord progressions, standard beats, standard themes. That’s what the democratising effect of Reason, Reaktor and co seems to have achieved. Not so much an expansion as a flattening out. You can browse through hundreds of hours of electronica / IDM and hear the same ideas played out, using the same sounds treading the same barren pathways. Serenity Cell did nothing of interest, from start to finish. Every sound they used and note they issued forth was totally expected. This EP is the musical equivalent of magnolia.