Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, wave-pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Amber Teaser is an Italian formation that saw the light of day in 2017. “Human Ritual” is the band’s debut album, which was released at the end of 2019. The band claims to be influenced by Kraftwerk and Franz Shubert.
Content: Amber Teaser is mixing good-old elements of electro-pop music with astral sound treatments and guitar playing. The melodies can be pretty icy-sounding while the guitar injects a new-wave touch to the work. Both opening songs are absolutely worthy of examination. The vocals are half spoken half sung.
+ + + : The debut part of this work is simply outstanding. “Dioxine” and “Go Out From this Chaos” both are accomplished and sophisticated songs with a great progression in the structure. There’s a perfect balance between electronics and guitar. It all feels like a subtle sonic bridge between 80s and contemporary influences. But Amber Teaser clearly brings a very personal touch to their work. I however like the retro elements and especially the dry snare drums and some cold synth leads.
– – – : The best songs from the album are right in the beginning so the tracklist unfortunately doesn’t evolve to a crescendo.
Conclusion: This is a real exciting new comer, which reveals an open-minded electro/wave-pop style.
Best songs: “Go Out From This Chaos”, “Dioxine”, “Human Ritual”, “Dancing In A Restaurant – Hal-O-Ween Mix”.