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TOURDEFORCE: Colours In Life

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Title: Colours In Life
Format: CD
Label: Breakdown Records
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
Rated: *****
Mixing synthpop and electropop, Tourdeforce (band coming from north Italy - Bergamo), are delivering through Breakdown Records their debut album COLOURS IN LIFE. Filled with fourteen songs, the album is showing a multi faceted band where male and female vocals alternation create varied atmospheres: songs like "Modern affair" or "Dancing days" ideally refer to 80s European synthpop bands such as A-HA or The Twins, proposing upbeat tempos and catchy melodies; instead, when Roby (the female singer) takes the microphone, the tracks tend to sound different (and sometimes more intimate) and influenced by nineties electro pop (with the exception of "We're not underground" which reminds me of "People Hold On", the Coldcut / Lisa Stansfield's hit). The band is putting on the table a lot of ideas and influences and most of the times they succeed into creating nice songs. They'd need a stronger production but the seeds are there, ready to spring.