Here's how Empty Vessel describe Artifice:
"Dirty pads, noisy keys, borderline uncomfortable amounts of sub and high end. Vast surreal reverbs, robot choirs, wonkiness, dustiness, shiny things, dark things, tuned percussion that doesn't, couldn't, exist."
"Press things, poke keys, you're in a tiny box you can't get out of and you have claustrophobia, push the modwheel, squeeze the aftertouch, take your brain out and drop it into a hole in a frozen lake in Finland."
Demos and patch walkthroughs are available at the product page.