Midas Fall – Evaporate (CD Album – Monotreme Records)
Genre/Influences: Ethereal-pop, heavenly voices, psychedelic, cinematographic.
Background/Info: This is the fourth full length album by the Scottish female duo Elizabeth Heaton – Rowan Burn. Next to the CD- and digital format “Evaporate” will be also available as a strictly limited vinyl release.
Content: Good music is something emotive and that’s precisely what “Evaporate” is a all about. You rapidly will feel entranced by the heavenly, ethereal voices joined by delicate piano playing and uplifting guitar parts. The dreamy sensation is accentuated by the delicate sound arrangements. The tracklist is progressively evolving, revealing the best cuts during the final part. “Evaporate” now becomes emotional and pretty cinematographic as well.
+ + + : This album reveals an artistic elegance accomplished by talented and sensitive artists. I don’t know if it’s because of the ‘female touch’, but the songs reflect such a delicacy you get the impression music sounds like porcelain. It’s a brilliant, but fragile composition carried by masterful vocals. It’s the kind of vocal parts that would perfectly fit to the sound of Delerium. But a good singer is nothing without great music! And “Evaporate” reveal a great writing, perfectly matching with the emotions running through this work. It’s not only about meticulous and detailed arrangements, but also the alluring guitar parts, which sometimes remind me of U2.
– – – : I don’t have real minus points about this creation, which says something more about the qualitative level of “Evaporate”.
Conclusion: I already heard great music composed by Midas Fall, but “Evaporate” is the kind of opus magnum an artist released once in a lifetime.
Best songs: “Glue”, “In Sunny Landscapes”, “Bruise Pusher”, “Evaporate”, “Soveraine”.