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26/11/2015 : HUGE SHARK - Almost Over

HUGE SHARK

Almost Over

MusicCD (EP)
ExperimentalSynthpop

[70/100]   

Self-released
26/11/2015, Didier BECU

EN

When hearing the name of Huge Shark you might think it is a group, but it is the solo project of the American singer Valerie Poli Char.

This lady from San Diego chooses a very bold style: electro pop combined with opera singing. Admittedly, this sentence alone is enough reason for some readers to skip this review (let alone listening to the music), but although it takes a moment before you get used to this distinct style, it actually works.

Previously, the six songs on this EP have been compared with Eurythmics, and even though there is still some work to be done, Valerie sounds a bit like Annie Lennox.

Agreed, it's unusual ear fodder and certainly not the kind of synthpop everyone is waiting for, but if you want to overwhelm your fellow citizen with unusual things: here’s your chance!

Didier BECU
26/11/2015


NL

Bij het horen van de naam van Huge Shark denk je aan een heuse groep, maar het is wel degelijk het soloproject van de Amerikaanse zangeres Valerie Polichar.

Deze dame uit San Diego kiest voor een zeer gewaagde zet: electropop met operazang. Toegegeven, deze zin alleen al zal sommige lezers in de gordijnen jagen, en alhoewel het eventjes wennen is aan deze aparte stijl, werkt het eigenlijk wel.

De zes nummertjes die je op deze ep vindt zijn al eerder met Eurythmics vergeleken, en ook al is er nog wat werk aan de winkel wat de uitwerking betreft, klinkt Valerie inderdaad wel een beetje als Annie Lennox.

Toegegeven, het is ongewoon luistervoer en zeker niet het soort synthpop waarop iedereen zit te wachten, maar wie graag zijn medeburger wil overdonderen met dingen die je niet al te vaak hoort: grijp je kans!

Didier BECU
26/11/2015


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