Genre/Influences: Synth-wave, cinematographic, rhythmic-ambient.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Absolute Valentine is a French project hailing from Marseille and driven by producer Johann Derime. “Omega” is the project’s third full length album, again released on Lazerdiscs Records. The album was released in 2019.
Content: If you’re familiar with this artist and the label’s approach you know to discover a rather cinematographic production. The songs are electronic and very rhythmic, but instrumental –with the exception of one song (cf. “The impossible”). The artwork looks pretty cartoon-like and I perfectly imagine this kind of music to accompany a cartoon or action movie. Some passages have something pretty space-like, Absolute Valentine reminding me of a contemporary edit of J.M. Jarre.
+ + + : This kind of music is pretty original, but clearly appears to be a challenge. The songs are however well-crafted and elaborated. There are numerous effects and great atmospheres running through the work. The retro-touch reminding me of some electronic pioneers appears to be the main strength of this work.
– – – : This is the kind of production you have to discover together with a visual work or any other kind of animation.
Conclusion: “Omega” is the music for an imaginary sci/fi movie.
Best songs: “Powertrust”, “Omega”.
Label: http://lazerdiscs.com /