Bysmarque & Snowwhyte – Once Upon A Time… (CD Album – Echozone)

By Nov 29,2019

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Genre/Influences:  Wave-pop, electro-pop.

Background/Info: Bysmarque & Snowwhyte is a German male-female duo set up in 2017. After having released two singles they now unleashed their debut album. The title of the work refers to the lyrical influences dealing about fairy tales and legends.

Content: I never heard of the band before, but discovered an interesting electro-wave format. Mel’s timbre of voice makes me think of a hybrid between Anne Clark and Elena Alice Fossi. She has a fragile and somewhat sterile way of singing, which is perfectly matching with the music. The songs are rather simplistic, but efficient; constantly supported with a cold atmosphere.

+ + + : The production is somewhat simplistic and yet efficient. This band delivers an original creation, which is supported by a great atmospheric layer. The songs have something 80s-like reminding me of wave-pop bands from that era. There also is something ‘authentic’ running through the songs. The album reveals a few cool songs such as “Hexeneinmaleins”, the previously released single “Mensch-Maschine”, “The Last Gift” and “Otto And The Beast”.

– – – : This is a successful debut album, but I think the global production can be improved and especially the songs have to be a little bit more elaborated.

Conclusion: Bysmarque & Snowwhyte is a crazy name for a band, but it’s an easy one to keep in mind and this debut album sounds really promising.

Best songs: “Hexeneinmaleins”, “Mensch-Maschine”, “The Last Gift”, “Otto And The Beast”, “Living It Up”.

Rate: (7½).

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