Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Artist: Distance
Title: at the end of all things?
Format: CD
Label: Echozone (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece
Rated: *****
This album stay in a sub-genre of dark wave, DM-Clone: listening to "Back in Place" is like listen to an outtake of "Violator". That rhythm, that sound, that synths but also, fortunately, that level of production too. It's subjective to say this is a musical value or not, certainly this project plays his match on the production quality and songwriting. This album is thinked, planned, the synth are layered in a clever way. Listening to "something" could well be instructive to all people playing this type of music: a carefully layer of drum machine, synth and a clean line of vocal. That's it, simple but seductive. "Silent Days" is the track that set the line of the album. It's not original at all, but the form is carefully done. While the songs run on the cd, i never stop thinking this could well be a great album if only there's almost one original musical idea, because the songwriting is enviable.
Distance, a cooperation between Avalist who produced some albums of Misantrophe and René (ZERITAS), has openly declared his influence but, with a more personal path, could well stand above many popular acts of dark wave.