AD:Key – Herz Lass Los (EP – Alfa Matrix)

By Aug 30,2020

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Genre/Influences: EBM.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Andrea- and Rene Nowotny are now preparing their sixth full length album. While waiting for “Resonanz” we get this EP as a teaser. The German EBM duo is for sure one of the uncontested leaders in their music genre.

Content: “Herz Lass Los” has this typical EBM sound AD:Key has used to familiarize us. But there also is a sound treatment reminding to early And One. It’s pure vintage and totally danceable featuring Rene’s vocals while Andrea is doing the backings. “Herz Lass Los” has been featured as 3 different edits plus 2 remixes by the German body-pop sensation Alphamay and the Peruvian formation Monöchrome.

The B-side song “Der Letzte Tanz” is another EBM cut, this time with Andrea as the main singer. The songs have been presented in 2 different edits.

+ + + : “Herz Lass Los” is a cool retro-EBM like title song. It’s a perfect track to set dancefloors on fire. I especially like the And One analogue sound treatment running through this piece. Rene and Andrea once again confirm to be totally complementary singers. The so-called “Dritter Mix” is another attention grabber while the Alphamay-remix has something minimal. The remaining song, “Der Letzte Tanz” is not exactly a potential hit although more than simply an EP filler.

– – – : The title song is cool, but the different versions and both remixes aren’t exactly adding a real bonus.

Conclusion: No doubt about it, “Herz Lass Los” is the perfect song to announce a new album, which will be for sure filled with EBM adrenaline! Ad:Key rules!

Best songs: “Herz Lass Los – Single Version”, “Herz Lass Los – Dritter Mix”, “Herz Lass Los – Alphamay Remix”.

Rate: (7½).


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