Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, wave-pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Cyto is a German duo set u around 2017/2018 by Christoph Schauer and Arc Morten. The based is based in Berlin and has released a debut mini-album “Dark Matter” in 2018 on Morphose. They joined Infacted Recordings to unleash a new mini-album of six songs.
Content: The debut is rather calm, but quite rapidly the music evolves into a carrying electro-pop format. The songs are melodious and powerful, sometimes reminding me a bit of Mesh, but with a very own approach on top. All songs are pretty entertaining and carried by cool leads.
+ + + : I first of all like the singers’ timbre of voice, which sometimes evokes Peter Heppner. It’s a sensual and naturally charismatic voice. Sound-wise I like the energy emerging from the songs, revealing a kind of power-pop empowered by some guitar (sampled?) tones. The tracks have been meticulously crafted revealing a mature production. I recommend listening to the title song to seize the band’s professionalism.
– – – : The work sounds cool and fully entertaining, but feels like it’s missing a true apotheosis.
Conclusion: Cyto is an interesting addition to the already impressive electro-pop roster of Infacted Recordings. There’s a truly potential hiding inside this band so let’s see where they’ll end.
Best songs: “Antimatter”, “Dressed To Creep”, “Awake 4. River Runs Red”.