MonophonicMusic • CD
Future Pop • Synth Pop / Electro Pop
07/06/2011, Didier BECU
Since some years the French label Boredom Produkt is releasing on a very frequent base something what we would like to call synthpop pearls, and above all : synthpop with an own sound (and how much we like Depeche Mode over here, we definitely mean: thank God, not another DM-clone).
The label even found an own style if it comes to their artwork (and being an old 4-AD and Factory-addict I miss these things today) which is like some futuristic version (ahum) from Factory.
The newest release on this fine label comes from Dekad, from whom I never heard before but I guess I am the one who is to blame.
Ten years ago, they were what you call a band but as things seem to go from time to time: Dekad has become a solo project made by Jb Laccasgne, not that you can hear that once!
There was even a time at where Dekad was non-active, even if Jb was to be seen on stage with Foretaste. (Creature_XX is doing some guests vocals on “So sorry”, look at the YouTube-footage we got inserted and hear how brilliant synthpop still can be in 2011).
“Monophonic” has been produced by u-0176 from Celluloide, another band that can be found on the Boredom-catalogue, and it has become a great collection of 11 synthpop songs which are a perfect between mix between the so called old school and even some future pop.
Play this record three times (or even less) and if you have some sense of pop, you will take your remote control and push your repeat button as after all: a pop melody stays irresistible and that’s what Dekad understands.
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DOCTOR MIDNIGHT AND THE MERCY CULT • I declare: treason
COMBAT VOICE • The last flow
SCUMBAG PHILOSOPHER • It means nothing so it means nothing
ROBOTIKO REJEKTO • Umsturz Jetzt!
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Das Bunker, choice of a new generation
GIFTS FROM ENOLA • Gifts from Enola
VENDEMMIAN • One in a million
Same combination of genres: FUTURE POP + SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP
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SINESTAR • Evolve
NOVA-SPES • A Dog And His Boy
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Dependence 2015
SURGYN • Envy
LABORATORY 5 • Rise ov The Machines EP
ZONE TRIPPER • Voyager EP
DELAYKLINIKEN • Air
UNITARY • Misanthropy
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RUINED CONFLICT • A Voice For The Voiceless
KOMPUTERGIRL • Lightbody
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EISFABRIK • Walking Towards The Sun
PARRALOX • Wildlife
ALPHAMAY • Twisted Lines
RECTOR SCANNER • Herzschlag
UNCARNATE • Weak Protein Life
THE SAINT PAUL • Days Without Rain
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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
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