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05/01/2015 : IRIS - Radiant

IRIS

Radiant

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ElectronicsSynthpop

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Dependent
05/01/2015, Benny CALUWE

Iris is an American synthpop duo that debuted in ’99. Radiant is their first release on Dependent: a label that usually stands for quality and so does this record. There is nothing shocking, spectacular or exceptional about this album. Iris simply brings quality. There are no songs that stand out in a positive or a negative way. It’s just quality from start to finish. Quality sustained during eleven tracks.

Radiant stands for well crafted synthpop with melodic and melancholic touches. Reagan Jones’ applicable vocals somehow (for unknown reasons) remind me of Placebo’s Brian Molko, but then more fragile. Multiple layers of electronics and occasionally guitars that blend in nicely, create a dense atmosphere. Radiant is a strong and recommended album.

Benny CALUWE
05/01/2015


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