MisanthropyMusic • CD
Future Pop • Synth Pop / Electro Pop
19/11/2012, Peter DOLPHEN
As you can read in the earlier review from my collegue Didier in 2011, UNITARY is a great futurepop band from Sweden.
With Misanthropy being their third full album (Safe From Harm in 2011 and Second To None in 2003, preceded by the EP Desolate Ways in 2002), the sound did not make a huge evolution, though the level stays way up there!
Again, we can hear 9 fresh and very stylish synthpop tracks, followed by a few remixes by e.g. Spektralized.
Although I feel synthpop and futurepop are a bit over their highlight here in the Belgian scene (OK, except for Ronan and Mark), it is always a great pleasure to hear that in other countries, the genre keeps scoring. Great tracks with good attention for lyrics and refinement in the mastering: it really is ear-candy for me. No race towards the hardest beat, but a finishing touch with a velvet glove. Yes: this is it! And UNITARY hits the jackpot, with "My Profane" being my personal favorite.
My beloved (sic): music should always be this simple: just lay back and enjoy!
TERMINAL GODS • Lessons in fire
RESTRICTED AREA • Underdog E.P.
SIBYL VANE • Love, Holy Water and TV
DETROIT DIESEL • Coup d'état
X-MARKS THE PEDWALK • The Sun, The Cold And My Underwater Fear
THE BREATH OF LIFE • Whispering Fields
NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION • Fog Electric
EXPONENTIA • Allein
EMOTIKON • Emotikon
THE RIGEL • Sightseeing at midnight
Same combination of genres: FUTURE POP + SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP
LIE DETECTOR • To Fly!
NATURE OF WIRES FT. COUNTESSM. • Cyber Rendezvous
SINESTAR • Evolve
NOVA-SPES • A Dog And His Boy
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Dependence 2015
SURGYN • Envy
LABORATORY 5 • Rise ov The Machines EP
ZONE TRIPPER • Voyager EP
DELAYKLINIKEN • Air
CHAOS ALL STARS • I Need It All
Same genre: FUTURE POP
SCHEUBER • The Me I See
RUINED CONFLICT • A Voice For The Voiceless
KOMPUTERGIRL • Lightbody
MIRANDA CARTEL • Divert EP
EISFABRIK • Walking Towards The Sun
PARRALOX • Wildlife
ALPHAMAY • Twisted Lines
RECTOR SCANNER • Herzschlag
UNCARNATE • Weak Protein Life
THE SAINT PAUL • Days Without Rain
Same genre: SYNTH POP / ELECTRO POP
MONICA RICHARDS & ANTHONY JONES • AESTUARIUM
LUCKY AND LOVE • Transitions
LADYTRON • Ladytron
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