Genre/Influences: Cold-wave, shoegaze, dream-pop, gothic.
Background/Info: Closed Mouth is a French project set up by busy bee Yannick Rault (Triple Sun, The Bluebeard’s Castle, So What?, Sander & Melody, Twenty Years). He set up the band in 2019 and released his debut album a few months later.
Content: The songs are clearly driven by dark 80s influences, which are moving from dream-pop and shoegaze at the opening song to typical cold-wave music during most of the songs. There’s a perfect twist between guitar and electronics, often creating a depressive atmosphere.
+ + + : The debut songs are somewhat hesitant, but quite progressively the album starts to be really fascinating. There are numerous noticeable songs featured and for a debut work this can be considered as a real tour de force. It’s a typically cold-wave production with great guitar play and misty vocals supporting he songs with a mysterious touch. Songs such as “Man Is An Animal”, “Strange New Room” and “Mirror Man” all are remarkable exposures from this band’s potential.
– – – : The debut part of the work can’t convince me in a similar way, but honestly there’s no reason to complain.
Conclusion: This is a debut album, but the musician behind Closed Mouth isn’t clearly a debutant! This is a remarkable new band signed at Cold Transmission Music.
Best songs: “Man Is An Animal”, “Strange New Room”, “Mirror Man”, “Silence Grows”, “See What You Can Find”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.
Donate Bitcoin to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin
Donate Ethereum to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum
Donate Tether to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether