Berlin Taxi – Contract (CD EP – Berlin Taxi)
Background/Info: Berlin Taxi is an American trio hailing from New Orleans. This self-released debut EP features five songs.
Content: The opening song reveals a retro-like electro-wave/pop sound lead by a singer with a rather deep timbre of voice. The vintage aspect of the sound treatments is one of the band’s main characteristics. The songs stand for fine bleeping sequences, low bass lines and some complaining-like vocals.
+ + + : I like all retro-like inspired electro-pop reminding me the golden age of analogue electronics –even when it’s not composed with real analogue material. This is why the opening song “Everybody Changes” is worthy of examination. But I also recommend “Level With Me”, which is a cool last track.
– – – : The ideas running through this EP are a basis to move on with, but you can hear this is just a debut. I’m missing a climax!
Conclusion: Berlin Taxi sounds as an interesting new-coming formation, which now has to elaborate the global writing process.
Best songs: “Level With Me”, “Everybody Changes”.
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