Die Braut – Virtual Communication (Album – ScentAir Records)
Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Wave-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Set up in 2007 by singer Katia Figueroa Letelier and composer Voz y Líricas
Cristián Soto Vanell, Die Braut clearly is one of the most familiar Electro-underground bands from Chile. They released their stuff on very different labels such as Danse Macabre, Orion, NoiTekk and Advoxya Records while this new opus (the first ‘new’ album since 2011) has been released on Russian label ScentAir.
Content: Die Braut already has experience with varied Electronic influences, but they’ve always been connected with some Pop influences. The new work is clearly moving in between Electro-Pop and retro-like Wave-Pop music. They’ve reached a very own sound, which is hard to compare and yet some songs remind me a bit of the spirit of Kirlian Camera. Die Braut definitely sounds more melodic and Pop driven, but the production is supported with a colder atmosphere. Most of the songs are danceable and masterly driven by the female vocals of Katia Figueroa Letelier.
+ + + : Die Braut probably accomplished their most elaborated and mature work to date. I can’t say that they are innovating, but they are simply good in what they do! This is an electro-Pop format with attitude! The songs are boosted by danceable kicks while the melodic choruses create an elevating effect. I also like the production of the vocals creating a perfect balance with the sound.
– – – : This album is maybe missing ‘the’ hit that would convince all Electro lovers of this band’s true potential.
Conclusion: Die Braut strikes back with style unleashing a well-crafted and efficient album.
Best songs: “Words In An Empty Space”, “Virtual Communication”, “Without Time”, “Dissonance”.
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