Genre/Influences: Electro-Wave, Minimal-Electro.
Format: Digital, Vinyl.
Background/Info: “Lost Feelings” is the second EP by the Belgian duo Kurt Vanhollebeke and singer Corina Baekeland. The work features four new songs, which just as the first EP were recorded in the studio of Mika Goedrijk (This Morn’ Omina).
Content: Black Snow In Summer hasn’t changed anything of their sound formula and influences. This is a new ‘back to the roots’; an exploration of Electro-Wave music like it was made in the 80s. The songs are driven by easy recognizable rhythm box patterns and supported with cold strings. There’s one instrumental song (the longest cut) while the other cuts are featuring vocals by the whispering Corina B.
+ + + : I respect the minimalism of this production, which sounds as bringing the 80s spirit alive. You can hear that the songs have been composed with a lack of equipment, which only accentuated the original spirit of the work. The title song is a cool opener, but I prefer the last track “Lust”, which is driven by a somewhat faster tempo. The Electronic effects and sweeps are definitely from another time… but a period, which clearly inspires contemporary artists.
– – – : The songs remain pretty rudimentary and that’s already what I said about the debut EP “Shadows At Night”; a little more elaboration would be a bonus.
Conclusion: Black Snow In Summer remains warrant for old-school Electronics getting the Electro-Wave music more than ever back to life!
Best songs: “Lust”, “Lost Feelings”.