Reviews

Simple Cut – In Your Arms (CD Album – ScentAir Records)

Jan 26,2016

Genre/Influences: Synth-pop.

Simple CutBackground/Info: Simple Cut is a Russian duo formation dealing with synth-pop music. They released a digital EP (cf. “All about You”) right before this debut full length.

Content: Simple Cut is a brand-new formation, which seems to perfectly understand how to make cool synth-pop music. They don’t reinvent the genre and don’t add any innovation, but “In Your Arms” is a well-crafted and styled work revealing 8 songs plus 4 remixes.

The sound is pretty clean and quickly creates a kind of ‘feel good’ sensation. It’s a refreshing composition featuring a few more danceable cuts, which are the best ones. A few other songs are more into a melancholic feeling and I mainly refer to the last song (cf. “In Your Arms”), which is the ultimate love song of this work.

The songs are well-crafted and reflect a surprising maturity for a new formation. Simple Cut sometimes moves on the edge of indie-pop music, but this is the kind of album that will please pure synth-pop fans as well. I also have to mention the great vocals skills of their singer (all songs have been sung in English).

The remixes add a real bonus to the album. I mainly recommend the remixes by LastEDEN and their label mates, Radiomun.

+ + + : This album is carried by a real mature and professional global production and the remixes are cool as well.

– – – : It’s a pity Final Cut only reveals 8 songs –including an intro. There are a few cool songs, but unfortunately no absolute hits.

Conclusion: Simple Cut is an interesting discovery and I have to admit that this debut full length reveals several cool songs.

Best songs: “Tonight”, “Space Journey”, “In Your Arms – LastEDEN Remix”, “All about You – Radiomun Remix”.

Rate: (DP:7)DP.

Band: www.facebook.com/Simple-CUT-1452205585083350

Label: www.scent-air.com / www.facebook.com/ScentairRecords



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 2 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.









Tags:

 

Front 242 launch long awaited free remix download EP for 'Take One' + announce vinyl releases back catalogue in remastered versions

Front 242 launch long awaited free remix download EP for 'Take One' + announce vinyl releases back catalogue in remastered versions
Previous
Cryo Chamber is holding an Atrium Carceri sale, 50% off selected downloads

Cryo Chamber is holding an Atrium Carceri sale, 50% off selected downloads

Next

Email this post to a friend.

or Close

LOG IN

Lost your password?

SIGN UP

LOST PASSWORD