Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, future-pop.
Background/Info: Spanish duo Damasius Venys (lyrics & vocals) – Pikotto Vond Mond (composition) was revealed by Alfa Matrix a few years ago now. They released 2 EP’s and the debut album “Empty” (2014) dealing with future-pop influences. The band is finalizing their new opus “Lovers, Liars & Sinners”. The CD-format of this new EP features a few extra songs, which are noticeable remixes.
Content: Mondträume doesn’t really change their sound formula, which is made of solid future-pop influences. The title song is an interesting teaser to announce the new full length. The track is carried by a solid melody line and captivating vocals by their charismatic singer Damasius Venys.
The CD-format of this EP features 5 extra songs. And here again you get a serious load of remixes by Aesthetische (again), Rotersand, Avarice In Audio and Nordika.
+ + + : The new songs feature the required ingredients for good future-pop music plus a talented singer. “Free” is a cool song, which sounds like the right choice for a title-song. I next heard a cool remix by Ruined Conflict while Aesthetische remains a real guarantee for exciting and danceable remixes. Rotersand is for sure another interesting name, which will for sure increase the interest for this EP and Mondträume.
– – – : “Free” sounds in the line of what we’ve heard of Mondträume on “Empty”. It’s a rather dark and melancholic future-pop inspired composition, which is a bit predictable and without absolute highlights.
Conclusion: Mondträume maybe is a band we sometimes forget to mention when it comes to speak about contemporary future-pop music. They don’t set the world alight, but compose an entertaining electro sound featuring noticeable remixes on this EP.
Best songs: “Still Beating – Ruined Conflict Remix”, “Free – Album Version”, “Far From Pain – Aesthetische Remix”, “A Sea Of Distance – Rotersand Remix”.
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