Linea Aspera – Linea Aspera (CD – Dark Entries Records/Genetic Records)Posted on 02/12/12
This new English duo consisting of Ryan Ambridge (synths/programming) and Alison Lewis (vocals/synths) is a great new project on Dark Entries Records. The American label mainly releases old and forgotten 80s releases, but Linea Aspera is one of the few exceptions to the rule and the least I can say is that this duo sounds great! The name of the band is probably inspired by anatomy and chosen for its consonance. The album has been released in the US by Dark Entries Records on vinyl format and in Germany by Genetic Records on CD format.
From start to finish, you will directly recognize the strong 80s influence of electro-pop and new-wave music. Linea Aspera composes their songs with pure vintage gear. The analogue sounds have this magic retro feeling of cold electronics and typical melodic leads. Alison Lewis’ way of singing is quite 80s like as well. She sings in a rather sterile and “less emotional” way, which was a main characteristic of the 80s.
Every new song is filled with nostalgia reminding me of the good-old and early days of electronic music. “Linea Aspera” only features 8 songs and that’s a pity as this is the kind of release we don’t really want to reach the end. There’s not a single song to throw away, but as the absolute masterpieces I’ll mention “Preservation Bias” and “Lamanai”.
Linea Aspera sounds simple, but efficient. This is an alluring emulation of the 80s synth-pop school and the less I can say is that this band is a real nice newcomer on the scene.
Label: www.darkentriesrecords.com / www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Entries-Records/99079574991
Get your industrial music CDs at the following eBay sites:
|eBay USA||eBay België/Belgique|
|eBay UK||eBay France|
|eBay DE||eBay Nederland|
Again very sad news from the music world. Chris Sheehan (real name Chris Starling) has lost his long battle with cancer. (...)
Out via Artoffact Records by January 9th is 'Silent DiscoVery', a single which showcases a full 10 unreleased songs created during the 'Madness & Extinction' sessions. (...)
Marilyn Manson has revealed the videoclip for 'Deep Six', a track taken from his forthcoming album 'The Pale Emperor'. (...)
The German band Funker Vogt has issued a statement after the news broke yesterday that Out Of Line is not all too happy that the band appointed Sacha Korn as their new frontman. (...)
The Russian synth-pop act WANT/ed have teamed up with Patrik Hansson, frontman and singer of the Swedish band Vanguard on their latest song 'Let’s get entwined'. (...)
Drama in Deutschland where the Out Of Line label says it's not happy with Funker Vogt's choice to appoint Sacha Korn as their new frontman. (...)