tempobet yeni adresi
like this digital review

04/03/2019 : ANGEL METRO - DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS

ANGEL METRO

DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS

MusicDigital
DarkwaveSynth WaveSynthpop

[75/100]   

Self-released
04/03/2019, Charles “Chuck” MOORHOUSE

While, some albums seem contrived, for the purpose of some superficial aesthetic, this is real and has nothing to hide. “Intro” starts with minimalist beats and a soft orchestral background. Random voice samples screech quietly from the distance, seeming asking unanswerable questions over spooky, smoke-laden synths. The aural aesthetic evokes impending horror, as if being stalked by a spectral incarnation of Skinny Puppy. It’s an auspicious beginning. “Stranger Times,” however, takes in the pop direction. The vocals are lovely and easily compensate for straightforward sequencing. The production was right to emphasize Angel’s instrument because of how she expresses the confusion and pain in the lyrics. “Let It Go” then continues the understated, but completely genuine vibe. “Stand by” seems as if it will add a touch of depth that the album seems to have been building towards. But the beat eschews deeper and more resonant tones, staying muffled, as if it’s hiding behind a curtain, hoping no one will notice it. The melody track is nice but too far to the forefront. The song inhabits a region between minimal synthwave and straight up synthpop. Some will really enjoy that subtlety of sound and emotion. Others might ask for a bit more texture. The title track proves the point. Its bright lights shine, illuminating the dark days. Certainly, one could take that away as the message or theme of the whole of this artistic offering. Moving into “Stranger Times, Pt. 2,” it opens to intriguing orchestration and the sound of an engine, reviving the earlier, soft horror track before “Shadows” ramps up the BPMs. Indeed, at the hands of the right DJ, “Shadows” could fill a foggy dance floor. Ms. Metro even takes the reigns off of her vocal instrument and, in a welcome release, lets the emotionally infused lyrics run wild before the song comes to an end. Maybe this will someday be worked into a pulsating extended track to keep the journey going longer. Just as it seems as if “Changelings” might get monotonous, it takes a chromatic drop and injects some vital energy and texture. It’s a prelude to the most mature sounding track on the album, “Death of a Bride.” The mix on this track seems most on point of any of the songs on the album. Chord changes, orchestration, intermittent syncopated sequences make it a standout. The last song, “Process” is a lullaby of sorts, a finale to send the listeners off to find their own hope in the darkness, and companionship down all the roads that “we walk in this life.”

Charles “Chuck” MOORHOUSE
04/03/2019

https://youtu.be/ylUoolU2cmc

 

Next reviews
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Wake Up The Coma
PALE BLUE MOON • Supernatural
SPC ECO • Fifteen
PAS MUSIQUE • The Phoenix
BLUTENGEL • UN:GOTT
WE ARE THE LINE • Songs of Light and Darkness
ERNEST MOON • Ba-Jesus
UNIDENTIFIED MAN • Memento Mori
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM • A modern adaption of Shakespeare's comedy play
NEON ELECTRONICS • Mondriaan

 

Same combination of genres: DARKWAVE + SYNTH WAVE + SYNTHPOP
ART DIKTATOR • Isola
PHOSPHOR • Youth & Immortality

 

Same genre: DARKWAVE
THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE • Endgame 69:
MANDIVULA • Nonsens
DER KLINKE • Decade
BLUTENGEL • UN:GOTT
SELOFAN • Vitrioli
EUROPEAN GHOST • Collection Of Shadows
AFTER ABSENCE • Demotape 1
FERAL BODY • Chain Ritual
PAULINA CASSIDY • Drawing Up A Storm
ANDERS MANGA • Perfectly Stranger

 

Same genre: SYNTH WAVE
L'AVENIR • Requiem And Live
STAATSEINDE • Dreiheit
ENZO KREFT • Control
RADERKRAFT • Smart Control
VEIL OF LIGHT • Inflict
LUCKY AND LOVE • Transitions
GROOVENOM • Wir müssen reden
NEON ELECTRONICS • Apollo
LADYTRON • Ladytron
SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS • Semiotics Department of Heteronyms

 

Same genre: SYNTHPOP
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
FRAGRANCE • Now That I'm Real
APSURDE • See Me Coming
STORY OFF • Facing Forward
GLAARE • To Deaf and Day
HOCICO, FROZEN AUTUMN, SUFFOCATING MINDS, SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS, T.O.Y., MANOK, STRONG PRODUCT, UNITY ONE • XV Synthetic Snow Festival Moscow
MORTAL VOID • Of shadows and mirrors
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! • Shatter
SALLY DIGE • Holding On
MALA HERBA • Demo

Music reviews

24
08
MEAGER BENEFITS
Crawling
23
08
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1
Harbringer
22
08
NAIROD YARG
Nairod Yarg
17
08
STATIQBLOOM
Asphyxia
16
08
STAATSEINDE
Dreiheit
15
08
L'AVENIR
Requiem And Live

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

22
08
The Cassandra Complex & Die Krupps to headline BIMFEST 2019!
14
08
Electro-Industrial artist SPANKTHENUN reveals their MIND CONTROL EP & Leaether Strip Remix Visualizer
13
08
Zeroes, the new single of M73
12
08
Post-Punk Act VAZUM Releases Video For Their Cover of BAUHAUS' 'She's In Parties'
10
08
Today, it’s exactly 32 years ago Nitzer Ebb released Join In The Chant!
09
08
JO QUAIL LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL ADDERSTONE RECORDS

Concert reviews

21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019
15
01
PALAIS IDEAL & DAGEIST
B52 - Eernegem - 16/12/2018
14
01
STAR INDUSTRY, DAGEIST, KEZDOWN
EGW- ROCK, Jeugdhuis Asgaard

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

15
08
SPANKTHENUN
An Interview With Electro-Industrial Artist SPANKTHENUN
13
08
AHMED SALEH ABOUT EXPERIMENTAL/INDUSTRIAL MUSIC IN AFRICA
People Here Can Get Arrested Because Of Something They Posted On Social Media!
12
08
SINTHETIK MESSIAH
An Interview With Industrial Bass Artist SINthetik Messiah
10
08
THE BRUTE:
An Interview With Synthpop Act THE BRUTE:
09
08
VAZUM
An Interview With Dark Rock Act VAZUM

PHOTOS

14
08
SECRET GARDEN
Donkey Rock Festival Selange
13
08
TRISOMIE 21
Donkey Rock Festival Selange
12
08
GRAND BLANC
Donkey Rock Festival Selange
12
08
WE ARE WAVES
Donkey Rock Festival Selange
10
08
MOTOR!K
De Smoutpot Zwijndrecht
09
08
ALLEZ ALLEZ
Fonne Feesten Lokeren
09
08
RED ZEBRA
Fonne Feesten Lokeren

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

24
08
SLEEPING PULSE
War
23
08
LUH
Beneath The Concrete
22
08
NEW ORDER
Blue Monday
21
08
NEW MODEL ARMY
Never Arriving
20
08
FORCED TO MODE
NEVER LET ME DOWN AGAIN
19
08
THE NEON JUDGEMENT
Schyzophrenic Freddy
18
08
DAVE BALL
In Strict Tempo