Background/Info: Two years after their successful debut album “Course Of Life”, the German Analogue-X trio is back on track unleashing this new opus featuring 13 new cuts.
Content: The sound and influences haven’t that much changed. “Course Of Life” and “Imaginary” both reveal an explicit electro-pop sound, which might remind to Depeche Mode. The debut full length was also inspired by dance-pop music while this one just revealed a few little elements, but nothing more. From melancholic tunes to choruses accomplished with cold leads, “Imaginary” might appeal for De/Vision fans.
+ + + : This is a ‘classical’ electro-pop work, which is carried by melancholic passages, noticeable melody lines and a crystal-clear sound production. “The Time Of Darkness” is one of the high lights for its elevating sensation. The main aspect of the work I especially like consists of the cold leads and I here especially refer to “Lost In Time”.
– – – : This work is an easy listening album, but I’m missing some passion. I once again miss it in the vocals’ production, but now also in the song writing. It’s too much predictable and feels like the band switched on the automatic pilot.
Conclusion: The ideas are good enough, but unfortunately not enough to get a successful album. The debut album definitely was more convincing. This band can do better!
Best songs: “The Time Of Darkness”, “Angel Of Light”, “Stage Of Life”.