Genre/Influences: Dark electro-pop.
Background/Info: UK formation Dicepeople has already been active for more than 10 years now. The band now consists of core member Matt Brock (music) and singer Zmora. The album was originally released in 2018, first digitally, and now available on CD format.
Content: There where previous releases revealed a rather explicit electro-pop touch mixed with some harder passages, “One From Many” seems to announce a turning point in the band’s career. It remains a kind of wave/electro-pop driven composition, but the global atmosphere recovering the songs is much darker than ever before. This feeling has been accentuated by a bombastic production. Zmora is the main vocalist, but she’s often joined by Matt Brock.
+ + + : A good and/or charismatic singer is often really important. I’m not affirming that Zmora is the best female singer I’ve heard, but this woman injects a great spirit in the work. Her way of singing also is complementary with the voice of Matt Brock. Sound-wise Dicepeople are hard to define, but they clearly try to create a personal sound, which is not only dark, but still mysterious.
– – – : I’m not saying this work sounds like a new beginning, but it’s definitely different from what this band has done before. I like this evolution, but they now have to improve a few little details, the songs being a bit too similar.
Conclusion: Dicepeople remains an interesting formation; one trying to get a very personal sound while using influences we all know.
Best songs: “Gone”, “Duality”, “Multiplicity”, “Celestial”.
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