Glis – Phoenix / Limited Edition (DCD Album – Alfa-Matrix)

Posted on 28/04/13

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Genre/Influences: Electro-wave-pop & body-techno.

Content: Shaun Frandsen is back after a hiatus of several years unleashing a new album 8 years after the “Nemesis”-full length. A lot of things have happened during this gap of time and that’s probably also why this new opus sounds very different.

This new release is not really comparable to what we’ve heard from this American artist who has us used to dancing on his EBM and body-pop inspired compositions. The new stuff features a mix of electronics and guitar –revealing Frandsen on guitar and has been co-produced by Krischan Wesenberg (Rotersand). The opening part of the album reveals an amazing sound production. We here get dense layers of electronics and guitar resulting in a fascinating and impressive electro-minded pop-electro-trance and body styled sound. Shaun Frandsen revealed himself as a great sound wizard excelling on “Dead Set 7am”, which is the absolute masterpiece. He creates a very unique sound, mixing multiple ideas and exorcizing old punk demons. The sound is overwhelming and simply irresistible. Glis composed impressive songs characterized by complexity and efficiency!

And right at the point where I was realizing this could be one of the albums of the year, Frandsen experiments with different influences. Glis now turns into new-wave and other post-punk fields, sometimes reminding me of Joy division (cf. “Seconds”), but also to The Ramones (cf. “Apocalypse Parties – Trashed by Elliott Berlin”). The songs have been enhanced with some rather evasive electronics, but the guitar clearly is the most inspiring instrument.

It all becomes rapidly clear that Frandsen has worked out some of his main influences. He also opens a door getting him on to some pure indie-pop paths. “Blue Sky Night” is not exactly the kind of song you expect from Glis, but here again it sounds pretty cool and features Lauren Krothe (also known from her involvement in Uberbyte and Panzer AG) as a guest vocalist.

The limited edition features a bonus disc and gives us a better view on the work of Shaun Frandsen. The limited editions on Alfa-Matrix are mainly characterized by an endless selection of remixes, but Glis has achieved 8 instrumental songs numbered from 1 through 8. The songs sound like having been created for a motion picture soundtrack. We get a kind of symbiosis between the dreamy and fuzzy guitar play and the electronics. The tracks number “4” and “6” both are very alluring extracts revealing the hidden side of Glis.

Conclusion: Glis is back and will take you by surprise. This album moves into very different directions crossing multiple influences and revealing Shaun Frandsen like you never heard him before.

Best songs: “Dead Set 7am”, “Apocalypse Parties”, “Insomniac”, “Death By Misadventure”, “Blue Sky Night”.

Rate: (DP:7/8)DP.

Band: www.myspace.com/shaunfrandsen / www.facebook.com/glis.music

Label: www.alfa-matrix.com / www.facebook.com/Alfa.Matrix

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