June 22, 2024

Form – Defiance + Entropy (CD Album – Infacted Recordings)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop.

Background/Info: Set up in 2017 by Keith Trigwell, Mark Bebb (Shelter) and producer Rob Dust, Form last year released the successful EP “Poison”. By the end of 2018 they released their official debut album “Defiance + Entropy”.

Content: If you already discovered the “Poison”-EP you for sure got an idea about this band’s potential. The songs are clearly inspired by electro-pop music, but it also moves from power-pop towards bombastic passages to vague future-pop reminiscences. There also is a nice match between vintage sound treatments and modern dance music. Another noticeable aspect is the production of the vocals. Form not only has a talented singer, but the different ways of singing add extra diversity to the work.

+ + + : From a pure technical point of view this is a high-tech production work. Music and vocals are fully complementary. The songs are driven by carrying leads and an obvious melodic touch. The EP-title song “Poison” remains the absolute hit of the work; it’s the kind of song that will appeal to fans of Rotersand. If you’re more into the ‘classical’ electro-pop format I recommend “Everlasting” while songs like “Fire” and “Sugar” both have this typical British dance-pop touch.

– – – : From a very personal point of view I regret there are no more songs in the vein of “Poison”; a kind of electro-power pop with a dark touch. Some songs are maybe a bit too far in the ‘commercial’ dance-direction.

Conclusion: Electro-pop music is such as numerous other electro-related genres quite similar and without real innovation. I can’t say Form is totally innovative, but their approach is for sure somewhat different. That’s what I like.

Best songs: “Poison”, “Fire”, “Sugar”, “Everlasting”, “Addict”, “Surrender”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: www.facebook.com/rob.dust.72

Label: www.infactedrecordings.de / www.facebook.com/pages/InfactedRecordings/124099254321690

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