Genre/Influences: Electro-gothic, goth-pop.
Content: Jenny Kirby looks a bit like an hybrid between Marilyn Manson and Emilie Autumn, both evoked as some sources of inspiration. I can’t say that the music really sounds as a fusion between both bands, but you’ll quickly notice the gothic inspiration.
Somewhat cabaret-like (and that’s maybe a link with Emilie Autumn) and sometimes mixing elements of rock and pop, the album is characterized by some explicit lyrics.
+ + + : Borg Queen clearly has conceived her gothic universe, which could find no better inspiration than the personal experiences of Jenny Kirby. Music became a cure to chase her demons resulting in a minimal gothic composition and a strong imagery! I like some of tracks for the mix of darkness, provocation and a kind of perverted sensuality. The explicit lyrics only accentuate the global feeling. I also remain a adherent of the DIY attitude!
– – – : The main element that hurts is the lack of production. Borg Queen has the image, but now has to improve the global production. The songs are a bit too similar and often missing a real climax. The image is nothing new, but this kind of provocative, sexy goth attitude can always find an audience!
Conclusion: I can’t say to have been fully convinced by the work of Borg Queen although I want to remain optimistic for future work. This artist maybe has to consider working with a producer to improve the sound.
Best songs: “We’re All Whores”, “Imago Dei”, “Hedonist”.