May 20, 2024

Felix Marc – Substance (Digital Album – Felix Marc)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, future-pop.

Background/Info: We all know Felix Marc as the singer of Frozen Plasma and member of Diorama. But we sometimes forget he also has his own self-named solo-project. After two albums released on Infacted Recordings, Felix Marc started to release his work on his own. “Substance” is the man’s latest exposure featuring twelve songs.

Content: “Substance” is different from Felix’s early work and even starts in a pretty sensitive and melancholic way. He also surprises with the cover version of Cock Robin’s mega-hit “The Promise You Made” featuring Lis Van Den Akker (Misery). Quite progressively the album moves towards more danceable cuts with more future-pop on top. This is a more familiar approach reminding me of  the early works.

+ + + : Felix Marc first of all is a talented singer. He’s a great pop singer and his timbre of voice is totally appropriated for the sensible touch he injected into his work. It has something sensitive and sensual as well. “Our Time” is a great song illustrating this emotional side. “Substance” is a delicate opus with fine piano-like arrangements, but still with a more danceable part. I recommend “Vertigo”, and also the incredibly beautiful song “Omen”. This is the kind of record that will make you feel good!

– – – : The sweetest cuts aren’t my personal favorites. I definitely prefer the danceable side of the album. It’s also surprising to see such an artist self-releasing his work on digital format.

Conclusion: If you’re a pop addict and you have a preference for electro-pop to listen to you definitely have to try “Substance”. And if you prefer electro-pop music you can dance to, “Substance” is worthy of examination as well. Not my favorite Felix Marc-album although an enjoyable experience!

Best songs: “Omen”, “Vertigo”, “Our Time”, “The Promise You Made”.

Rate: (7).

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