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08/06/2014 : TOM VEK - Luck Out

TOM VEK

Luck Out

MusicCD
MinimalNew wave

[80/100]   

Moshi Moshi Records
08/06/2014, Filip VAN MUYLEM

'How am I meant to know' is a strange track, a bit a slow one, meant as an introduction? 'Sherman (Animals in the jungle)' sounds very familiar: poppy, slightly an earworm, with nice guitars and electronics. I like the minimalistic approach! More into garage rock and with some oriental influences is 'Broke'. It even has some drum’n beats in it. I like Tom's voice on 'Pushing your luck'.

This track reminds me very much of the 80's (for sure the sound). Same for 'Ton of Bricks'. A bit more into pop and rock is 'Trying to do Better'. 'The Girl you wouldn't leave for another girl' sounds like a sad love song, with a voice that sometimes is out of tone (because of the sadness). Love the simple sound: a voice and a guitar! More into rock is 'A Mistake', showing off new possibilities in the sound!

'You'll stay' starts with a very nice minimalistic sound: simple beats, some slow drum'n bass. 'The Tongue avoids the Cheeck' is a very nice title and I like the eclectic sound. 'Let's pray' is a strange song to end with, almost like let's pray that this record sells well and that all will love it. So: no worries! It's a good album and I liked it! The thing I absolutely loved is that almost each song is a different style, so that I never got bored! It was a nice challenge and taking a huge risk, but it all ended in a big success, so thumbs up!

Filip VAN MUYLEM
08/06/2014


 

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