SynesthesiaMusic • CD
Dark Wave • Synth Pop / Electro Pop
10/08/2011, Didier BECU
If you see the cover of this release you really don't know what to think? For a moment you tend to think you'll hear something similar to Emilie Autumn. Is it the image or just our stupid prejudice, who knows?
One thing's for sure though: once you hear one note you fall deeply in love, at least if you're into synthetic darkwave. They describe themselves as a mixture of synthpop, darkwave and dreampop and they're right as you hear as much Slowdive in here as Black Tape For A Blue Girl.
This band from Phoenix, Arizona was founded in the middle of this decade and it was clear from the start that the core existed in Fuchsia's heavenly voice.
After having released their debut "Abstracted Visions", they shared stages with bands like Lycia and Ayria, but also big players like Nitzer Ebb and Peter Murphy.
Anyway, "Synesthesia" is their second album. Despite its weird title (you expect them to be a Depeche Mode-clones with this) you hear 4-AD inspired darkwave.
There are fourteen tracks on here and they all have one thing in common: they're beautiful and in a world like this, that's sometimes all we need.
JEFF & JANE HUDSON • Flesh
WIELORYB • Empty
ATOMIC NEON • Change
ISZOLOSCOPE • The Edge Of Certainty
THE TWINS • The Impossible Dream
LPF12 • A sense of loss
HANS NIESWANDT • Hans is playing house
EMPUSAE & SHINKIRO • Organic Aural Ornaments
THE PRAYER TREE • The Prayer Tree
SLEW52 • Catalog
Same combination of genres: DARK WAVE + SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP
ADAN & ILSE • Cold Diamonds
DIORAMA • Review of the concert at Summer Darkness in Utrecht on 26th July 2013
Same genre: DARK WAVE
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
BLUTENGEL • UN:GOTT
EUROPEAN GHOST • Collections Of Shadows
WANT/ED • Unthinkable
DARK DOOR • Inferno
KIRLIAN CAMERA • Hologram Moon
SILENT RUNNERS • The Directory
MANNEQUIN • Singles/Faction
PARADOX OBSCUR • Artifact
DRAB MAJESTY • The Demonstration
Same genre: SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP
LUCKY AND LOVE • Transitions
LADYTRON • Ladytron
SIMI NAH • La Terre est Noire
JOHN FOXX • METAMATIC (2018 BOX)
VOGON POETRY • Life, The Universe and Everything
REFLECTION • Lumen
SALLY DIGE • Holding On
PSYCHE • Youth Of Tomorrow (12'')
HELIOPHILE • Permeate
BETA EVERS + SPATIAL RELATION • Split EP