Background/Info: Nora Maul and Michael Eppelein are operating from Nürnberg (Germany). “Momentum” was released late 2018 and features 8 songs.
Content: The main influence running through this work is definitely pop-like. It mainly sounds electronic and has something indie-like. But a few passages are more dance-pop orientated. Globally speaking “Momentum” is more the kind of pop release to listen to instead of a danceable work. The female vocals are absolute magnificent. There’s something sensual emerging from the vocals, but it also has something ‘sterile’ reminding me a bit of Lana Del Rey.
+ + + : The main strength of this album is the vocal performance of Nora Maul. This singer has something special and it all feels a bit like the music was written for her voice. I like the cold sensuality of her vocals. Sound-wise there’re some space/lounge-passages I especially enjoyed; “Infinite” is one of these songs, but I also have to mention the more groovy and danceable “Orphan”.
– – – : There are different elements running through the music although the songs remain a bit similar because I’m missing a climax. The work becomes a bit predictable after a while.
Conclusion: Apanorama isn’t exactly setting the world of electro-pop alight, but “Momentum” however is an easy listening piece of music.
Best songs: “Orphan”, “Infinite”, “Sink In”.