Background/Info: Three years have passed since the last album by the French electro-pop duo Foretaste. They’re actually working on their new album and serve us this EP as an appetizer.
Content: Foretaste is one of those electro-pop formations with explicit, recognizable sounds. They have this kind of sound DNA, which is immediately recognizable for its little, astral bleeps, deep bass lines and the sensual and somewhat sterile-like female vocals.
“Lost In Space” doesn’t sound that different and will ravish their fan base. The title song is a danceable and retro-minded cut, which finds its influences in 80s electronics, but refreshed with a personal touch. It’s somewhat dark-pop minded, filling with a delicious melancholic taste, but most important, accomplished with cool sound treatments.
Next to both versions (remixes) of the title song, we get 4 more songs (featuring 2 remixes). “My Absolution” is much more than simply a B-side track. It’s another essential cut in the familiar line of Foretaste.
+ + + : This EP confirms the sound creativity and originality of Foretaste. I’m still totally addicted to the refined bleeps, the low resonating bass lines and the bewitching vocals. The “Hyperspace Remix” of the title song will definitely appeal for lovers of Client and Marsheaux.
– – – : “Lost In Space” is a real cool cut, but maybe not an absolute master hit.
Conclusion: The ‘new’ Foretaste doesn’t reveal an innovative approach, but the typical electro-pop sound of this French formation remains graceful, well-crafted and danceable! I think there’s no better teaser to welcome the new full length album.
Best songs: Lost In Space – Hyperspace Remix”, “My Absolution”, “Paradise Of Broken Hearts – Remix”.