Reviews

808 Dot Pop featuring Noemi Aurora – Blackbodies (Variation) (EP – Alfa Matrix)

By Feb 16,2020

Genre/Influences: Electro-pop.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: “Blackbodies” has been released as two different digital releases. Next to the “Pulsation”-edit featuring two cuts, “Variation” brings extended versions of both songs plus one extra song. 808 Dot Pop is the solo-project of Sven Lauwers aka ‘Passenger S’ from Metroland and in a previous life Ionic Vision.

Content: We first get extended versions from the title track and “Cie 1960”. Both songs are more elaborate. You’ll notice the dry bass lines running through “Blackbodies” and the sensual vocals by Noemi from Helalyn Flowers. “Cie 1960” sounds more ‘synthetic’, but still old-school driven and a bit harder than the title song. This EP also features an extra song, which is another instrumental cut with a happy-feeling.

+ + + : I personally prefer this EP for its extended versions of “Blackbodies” and “Cie 1960”. It’s also quite surprising to hear Noemi singing on such a ‘poppy’ project, but her sensual and somewhat sterile vocal’s production is perfectly fitting with the music of operator Passenger S. “Cie 1960” remains my favorite song although it’s less ‘clubby’.

– – – : I’ve a similar comment as for the “Pulsation”-edit; this is nothing really new! It sounds a bit more poppy and sweeter than Metroland, but you clearly hear similitude.

Conclusion: I’m really wondering how the debut full length of this project will sound-like. It will clearly appeal for the Metroland fan base.

Best songs: “Cie 1960 – Expanded Color Space”, “Blackbodies – Variation”.

Rate: (7½).

Artist: www.facebook.com/808dotpop

Label: www.alfamatrix.com / www.facebook.com/Alfa.Matrix



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.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)




 

808 Dot Pop featuring Noemi Aurora – Blackbodies (Pulsation) (EP – Alfa Matrix)

Previous
Give-away time: free tickets for the annual massive New Wave Club Class-X Party in Aarschot (BE)

Give-away time: free tickets for the annual massive New Wave Club Class-X Party in Aarschot (BE)

Next

Email this post to a friend.

or Close

LOG IN

Lost your password?

SIGN UP

LOST PASSWORD