Monday, June 1, 2020
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Artist: DIORAMA (@)
Title: Repale
Format: CD
Label: Accession-Records (@)
Distributor: Indigo
Rated: *****
Not really a complete new CD by the German Electro-/Wave act DIORAMA, more a kind of collection of unreleased tracks recorded during some studio sessions, rare pieces, or remix works are featured here. Repale offers an excellent insight view of the band’s work ranging from real Futurepop anthems like "Drowned" or "Contradictive (yes = no version)" up to the both remix works done by KARTAGON ("Logic Friends") and FROZEN PLASMA ("Friends We Used To Know"). Also some slight Electro/EBM tunes are here with "The Girls (Bombay Overdose version)" or with "The Rich Are All Perverted" and both can satisfy. I must say that I am quite impressed how strong their compositions are and how easy they are able to realize their musically vision into listen-able tunes. The whole album gets never boring, it’s moreover a strong monument of the music of this introvert duo. Highlight of this almost 80 minutes long masterpiece is the "Chamber Version" of "Leaving Hollywood" where they place a fine melodic piano line with smooth vocals – a track you won’t forget already after the first listen! There are not too many releases out of this music genre which get consumed over and over again – and also my "outer-scene" wife likes it a lot! I think there can’t be any better words to describe how marvelous this release is!