May 30, 2024

Bedless Bones – Sublime Malaise (Album – Cold Transmission Music)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-wave, wave-pop, experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: “Sublime Malaise” is the official debut album from Estonian female artist Kadri Sammel. Sound-wise the album has been introduced as being inspired by dark-wave, cold-wave and a few more related genres.

Content: One of the main characteristics from this artist is her particular, sensual and somewhat whispering timbre of voice. The impact of the vocals has been reinforced by the minimalism of the sound production. It’s not an easy thing defining the style Bedless Bones is dealing with. It clearly brings us back to some retro electro-wave & -pop influences, but some cuts also have something astral-like, which even leads to a cinematographic approach (cf. “Losing Control”).

+ + + : I think the main strength of this work is the fusion between a rather simplistic, but great sound production and efficient, sexy and icy vocals. Another important aspect is the production of the drums, which especially for the opening cuts has something bombastic. There are many noticeable songs featured, especially “Limbs Entwined” and “Sad And Alone” both are my favorites.

– – – : This album is a great discovery and especially the first half of the work is top while the second half remains cool, but from an inferior level.

Conclusion: Bedless Bones has accomplished a real noticeable debut. I highly recommend this album if you’re an electro-pop lover in search of something different…

Best songs: “Limbs Entwined”, “Sad And Alone”, “Nemesis Unborn”, “Where Is My Voice”, “No Ceremony”.

Rate: (8).



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