tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

11/12/2016 : NEWMOON - Space

NEWMOON

Space

MusicCD
DreampopPower Rock/Poppsychotic rockShoegaze

[83/100]   

PIAS
11/12/2016, Jurgen BRAECKEVELT

Call it shoegaze, call it dream pop, call it glacial, heartbreaking alt-rock; call it whatever you want. With the album Space, the new Belgian band Newmoon creates a kaleidoscopic swirl of sound, an abstract world of textures, post-punk mood shifts and aural tsunamis crashing on the distant silver shores of the imagination.

Taking the name from an Elliot Smith album and based in Antwerp and Ghent, Newmoon formed in late 2013. The band members previously played in the much-loved hardcore punk band Midnight Souls, now widely recognized as one of the country’s finest. And although the two projects may seem opposites, hardcore is nothing but a genre built on momentum, and this quintet is a master in this field.

Nice to read, but does it sound as such? Yes it does. Sometimes it sounds more relaxt and dreamy, then the songs sound pretty hard and noisy. Head Of Stone sounds dreamy, Life In The Sun starts of pretty heavy, but then gets a more relaxed mood. In every song we here howling guitars. Sometimes smoothly, then as typical shoegaze. Skin has a hell of a sound with heavely screaming guitars, as if they are tortured. Heavenly... In the end they really scream, sounding desperate, but energetic at the same time, as a cry for help.

For a second I thought I was listening to a Pink Floyd song... Coma. The first notes sound very Pink Floyd, and then they explode: drums hitting hard, and the voice unbelievable soft and dreamy. Everything Is... everything what a good rock song should have. It al blends together: voice, guitars, drum, bass... Hi opens in a very psychedelic way and continues as such all through the instrumental song. A nice surprise with an incredible sound. One Thousand lingers, and the vocals could be sung by Radiohead's Thom York.... they blend wonderfully with the magnificent sound throughout the entire album.

The last song of the album is Liberate The World. Another popper. Quiet pieces are interspersed with more uptempo
fragments: explosive, grungy pieces of musical happiness.

This shows that Belgium's has got talent (where else did we hear this...). Newmoon starts off with a very good album. It reminds me of my young(er) years, my first big festivals, The Dream machine and similar bands of which Newmoon is not a copy. It is a barrel of love for the music the band makes. You can hear it but above al you can: feel it. Another band to check out on stage...

Jurgen BRAECKEVELT
11/12/2016


11/12/2016 : NEWMOON - Space 11/12/2016 : NEWMOON - Space 11/12/2016 : NEWMOON - Space

Music reviews

27
06
BALVANERA
Courses of Action
14
06
TERMINAL SERIOUS
Gift For You
10
06
SAMHAIN
Experiment
09
06
CELESTIAL NORTH
When The Gods Dance
12
05
SHE HATES EMOTIONS
Space and time
11
05
THIS CAN HURT
A Darker Shade Of Blue

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

01
07
41 years of Incontinent by Fad Gadget!
30
06
Luscious Apparatus Addresses Rage Control With New Single
29
06
Canadian Label Dem Modest Kids Unveils Into The Coldwave Compilation Highlighting Alberta - Based Alternative Artists
29
06
Dark Pop Artist Lia Hide Addresses Emotional Struggle With Plato-Inspired LP
28
06
Ayria releases new single Irreplaceable on Artoffact Records
28
06
The Number H Explores Loss & Regret With New EP, 'The Conditioning'

Concert reviews

14
06
WULF7 + THE JUGGERNAUTS
11/06/2022 - LIVE AT THE BAROCK - BRUGGE
14
06
'N TALES, INTERZONE, GROUND NERO
At B52 Club Eeernegem
24
05
STAATSEINDE
Staatseinde live @Kinky Star - 14 mei 2022
13
05
WUK
A try-out that became a book...
21
10
NICK CAVE
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - 2021 Tour - Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp- 20/10/2021

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

18
05
PUSSY RIOT
Unfortunately, everyone only understood what Putin is like when he started a war in Ukraine.
18
05
HAGAR THE WOMB
Now we know the audience will help us out when we forget the lyrics.
18
05
HETZE
We all work with homeless people on a daily basis and we try to be actively involved in their struggle.
20
04
NINO SABLE
I am not a friend of boxed content...
13
04
ECHO ROAD
'There was no easy way or any shortcut to be taken in terms of producing something truly representative of the human experience. We simply had to ‘just do it'.'

PHOTOS

30
06
AROMA DI AMORE
Sinner's Day Oostende
30
06
THE STRANGLERS
Sinner's Day Oostende
30
06
STABBING WESTWARD
Sinner's Day Oostende
30
06
MERCIFUL NUNS
Sinner's Day Oostende
30
06
NOSFERATU
Sinner's Day Oostende
30
06
AESTHETIC PERFACTION
Sinner's Day Oostende
30
06
RED ZEBRA
Sinner's Day Oostende

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

30
06
FIRST HATE
White Heron
29
06
THIS CAN HURT
High Tide
28
06
GUS GUS
Deep Inside
27
06
MOTOR!K
Stunden (Official Visualizer)
27
06
SEA OF SIN
Synchronize
27
06
MERCIFUL NUNS
Lightwaves
26
06
AMBASSADOR21
FUCKALLSYSTEMS