Genre/Influences: Wave-Pop, Dark-Pop, Electro.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: By the end of 2023 German formation Absurd Minds unleashed their eighth opus which came three years after “Sapta” and twenty three years after their official debut album “Deception” -which by the way was already released by Scanner.
Content: This is an album without surprises and which will be liked by the growing fanbase of the band. The songs are driven by this unique Absurd Minds Electro/Wave/Pop touch mixing harder, dancefloor-orientated songs and softer, melancholic; Ballad-like cuts. I once more experienced Absurd Minds as the sonic hybrid between Project Pitchfork and The Sisters Of Mercy.
+ + + : The band doesn’t try new tricks or innovation but simply achieved a professional and alluring production. I prefer the ‘harder’ cuts whereon the band excels in great crafted songs carried by strong melody lines. I also like the symphonic, electronic, arrangements the songs have been made of while Stefan Grossmann remains a great, and charismatic, singer.
– – – : I never have been a huge fan of the band’s softer side and these cuts aren’t still my favorites after having heard the new work.
Conclusion: Absurd Minds strikes back in style once more confirming they’re a band with a very own and recognizable sound.
Best songs: “A Million Miles”, “No restraint”, “Silicon dreams”, “Gravitas”.
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