!Distain – Wer Im Kreise Geht (Digital EP – Echozone)

By May 5,2019

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Genre/Influences: Synth-pop.

Background/Info: Alexander Braun and Manfred Thomaser are getting back to their last year released full length “Farewell To The Past”. After “SynthPopBoy” and “Maid Of Freedom” this is the third EP taken from this successful opus.

Content: The title song was without a shadow of a doubt one of the best songs from their album while also reflecting intelligent lyrics. “Wer Im Kreise Geht” has been remixed by Cyborgdrive (Spain), Nature Of Wires (UK), DMT Berzerk (Mexico) and Alex Stroeer  (Germany).

We also get a new song plus an extended version of “Waiting For A Song” and a remix of “Der Hirtenmann” (another essential piece from the last album) by Elektrostaub (Germany).

+ + + : I can’t ask for more when you get an EP with a great and carrying title song in the purest synth-pop tradition and a few interesting remixes and especially the harder, bouncing one by Cyborgdrive plus the remix of Elektrostaub. This EP brings diversity and as little bonus the exclusive song “Xavier’s Dream”. This EP also reminds us that the last album of Distain! stands for a well-written and accomplished production.

– – – : I regret the EP is maybe missing a harder ‘club version’. It this way remains sweet and classical synth-pop music… but that’s good enough!

Conclusion: Distain! is one of those German synth-pop bands, which has no longer anything to prove. They don’t really renew themselves, but bring efficient pop music to get people happy.

Best songs: “ Wer Im Kreise Geht – Album Version”, “Wer Im Kreise Geht – Cyborgdrive Remix”, “Der hirtenmann – Elektrostaub Remix”, “Wer Im Kreise Geht – Alex Stroeer Remix”.

Rate: (7½).

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