tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

23/06/2014 : HATCHLING - Other EP

HATCHLING

Other EP

MusicCD
Electro PopSynth Pop / Electro PopSynthpop

[85/100]   

Self-released
23/06/2014, Ward DE PRINS

EN

Friday night. Listening to some dark music. Putting on pikes, black lace shirt, black eye shadow, rosaries and a lot of rings and bracelets, combing our hair straight up, and we were ready to go out, in the eighties anyway.

This album brings me instantaneously back in that ambiance but this band is not another eighties clone. Hatchling does make eighties related synth music, but they clearly reflected on the songs on this EP.

In opener "PRFCT", tight rhythms and harmonious melodies form, along with the high female voice, an instant synthpop song. And on "Names" this recipe is used again, but this time also with a delightful melancholic male voice.

And from the third composition, they begin to intrigue me even more. Soundtrack sounds, directly escaped out of a fifties sci-fi classic, opens "Ellen". The song is teetering perfectly on the edge of the narrative and danceable. Just as The Human League, all compositions are instant recognizable, danceable and even a potential hit (if it were yet another decade).

The penultimate track, "Latin", is daring. The up-tempo parts resemble a (young) Gary Numan, where the slow parts are almost a mystical soundtrack, which does not break the song at all yet builds a balanced song.

And this soundtrack approach is fully driven in "Birds", the last song on this EP. With minimalist synth and beautiful, refined piano arrangements it forms a magnificent composition.

Too bad it's an EP, because I would really like to know this band a lot better, but as a debut & teaser "Other" is absolute brilliant. Looking forward to that first full album!

(And in the meantime: support your scene! Buy this album!)

www.htchlng.com

Ward DE PRINS
23/06/2014




NL

Vrijdagavond. Een of ander duister plaatje opzetten. Puntschoenen aandoen, zwart kanten hemd, zwarte oogschaduw, paternosters & massa’s ringen en armbanden, haren omhoog en we waren klaar om uit te gaan, in de jaren tachtig dan toch.

Dit plaatje brengt me instant terug in die sfeer maar is geen zoveelste jaren tachtig kloon. Hatchling maakt jaren tachtig gerelateerde synth composities maar er is duidelijk nagedacht over de songs op deze EP.

Strakke ritmes & harmonieuze melodielijnen vormen in opener “PRFCT”, samen met de hoge vrouwenstem, een instant klare synthpop song. Op “Names” mag dit nog eens overgedaan worden, doch ditmaal ook met een heerlijk melancholische mannenstem.

En vanaf de derde compositie beginnen ze me nog meer te intrigeren. Soundtrack geluiden die zo uit een jaren vijftig sci-fi klassieker zijn ontsnapt luiden “Ellen” in, verhalend doch balancerend op de rand van het dansbare. Net zoals The Human League zijn alle composities instant herkenbaar, dansbaar & hitgevoelig (ware het een ander decennium).

De voorlaatste track, “Latin”, is gedurfd. De uptempo delen zouden zo op een (oud) Gary Numan album kunnen passen, daar waar de trage delen haast een mystieke soundtrack vormen, die het geheel niet afbreken maar wel een mooie afwisseling vormen.

En deze soundtrack benadering wordt ten volle doorgedreven in “Birds”, de laatste song op deze soundtrack, waarbij minimalistische synthesizer en mooie piano akkoorden een schitterend geheel vormen.

Zonde dat het maar een EP is, want deze band had ik graag wat beter leren kennen, maar als debuut en teaser is “Other” meer dan 100% geslaagd. Uitkijken naar dat eerste full album!

(en in afwachting daarvan : support your scene! koop deze EP!

www.htchlng.com

Ward DE PRINS
23/06/2014




 

Next reviews
PIETER NOOTEN • CLASSICS: Sleeps with the fishes
SCOTT COOPER • Out of the furnace
YOUNG KNIVES • Sick Octave
STUART ROSENBERG • The Pope Of Greenwich Village
IVY & GOLD • Eye of the Storm EP
THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE • What Time is Love?
• Deadline 25/5
AMBERIAN DAWN • Magic Forest
JOSH BOONE • Stuck In Love
DIE FORM • Schaulust

 

Other reviews from HATCHLING
HATCHLING • Alpha

 

Same combination of genres: ELECTRO POP + SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP + SYNTHPOP
BEBORN BETON • She Cried
CHROM • Peak And Decay
BEBORN BETON • A Worthy Compensation

 

Same genre: ELECTRO POP
UMMAGMA • Compass (Leonard Skully Records)
MASSIVE EGO • Church For The Malfunctioned
LUCKY AND LOVE • Transitions
UMMAGMA • Caravan -Backed With Ty i Ya
LADYTRON • Ladytron
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Wake Up The Coma
BROKEN EGO • Getting Higher
WE ARE THE WAY FOR THE COSMOS TO KNOW ITSELF • Flashbacks
DIRK DA DAVO / JEAN -MARIE AERTS • DDDJMX (EP)
THE BIPOLAR • Tomorrow everything will get better

 

Same genre: SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP
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
LIE DETECTOR • To Fly!
SPECTRA PARIS • Retromachine Betty

 

Same genre: SYNTHPOP
GRENDEL • Ascending The Abyss
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
NEON ELECTRONICS • Apollo
FRAGRANCE • Now That I'm Real
ART DIKTATOR • Isola
ANGEL METRO • DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS
SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS • Semiotics Department of Heteronyms
APSURDE • See Me Coming
STORY OFF • Facing Forward
GLAARE • To Deaf and Day

Music reviews

19
10
THE BLACK WATCH
Magic Johnson
19
10
FUTURE PILOT AKA
Orkestra Digitalis
18
10
NEW MODEL ARMY
From Here
18
10
RIDE
This Is Not a Safe Place
17
10
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA
Mesmeranto
17
10
ROSE MCDOWALL AND SHAWN PINCHBECK
Far From The Apple Tree

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

10
10
29 years ago Nine Inch Nails released 'Sin'
09
10
The Arch releases new album 'XII'
08
10
Eclectic Artist Addie Brik Releases New Single
07
10
YOVA - Debut Single 'Moondog' (featuring members of PJ Harvey / Grumbling Fur / Cameron Craig)
22
09
Today it’s been exactly 27 years since Nine Inch Nails released Broken (EP)
21
09
Industrial/Metal Band DECENT NEWS Announces The Release Of 'Monolith'

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

14
10
JAMES MCGREGOR (THE CLOCKWORKS)
'Our dynamic is genuinely a gang scenario'
12
10
NEON INSECT
A Conversation With Neon Insect
11
10
ENZO KREFT
Many tracks from 'Control' are about the relationship between humans and technology and the dangerous consequences of this in the near future.
10
10
AMY STUDT
'It’ll be alright in the end and if it isn’t alright, it isn’t yet the end.'
09
10
STALINGRAD VALKYRIE
The old world will be collapsing pretty soon!

PHOTOS

06
10
GROUND NERO
De Klinker Aarschot
06
10
GROUND NERO
De Klinker Aarschot
06
10
GROUND NERO
De Klinker Aarschot
04
10
SLAVE SEPERATION VS KNK
Fetish Café Antwerpen
04
10
LEAETHER STRIP
Fetish Café Antwerpen
22
09
WHISPERING SONS
Liege New Wave Festival
22
09
ASH CODE
Liege New Wave Festival

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

20
10
ORSON HENTSCHEL
Noise of the Light
19
10
ORBITAL
One Perfect Sunrise
18
10
MONICA JEFFRIES
In Circles
17
10
AZAR SWAN
Over
16
10
ILLUMININE
For What It's Worth (Live at Sundlaugin Studio)
15
10
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
14
10
DELERIUM
Keep on Dreaming (featuring Jaël)