Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Three years after the debut album “Defiance + Entropy” Keith Trigwell (The Devout), Mark R Bebb (Shelter) and producer Rob Dust aka Form, strikes back with this new opus. This European formation –hailing from England, Wales and Germany, brings us ten new songs.
Content: The album takes off with a song featuring a kind of introduction and progressively evolving into the Electro-Pop style of Form. The songs are clearly inspired by bands such as Depeche Mode, but I also have to mention IAMX. Some parts are danceable while other cuts are more into a melancholic, dreamy format. There for sure is an emotional touch running through the work, which is accentuated by piano arrangements.
+ + + : There clearly is a harmony between the ‘softer’ pieces at one side and the more ‘danceable’ cuts at the other side. I personally prefer the ‘heavier’ side of the work, illustrated at “Glitter” and “Hazed”. But I also like the way the opening song “You” has been built up and will appeal to Depeche Mode fans. The last track is also worthy of examination for its catchy chorus. I also want to say a word about the mature production of the vocals. Form is clearly taking care of every single detail in sound and vocal production.
– – – : I was less impressed by the softer side of the work illustrated at songs like “Succumb” and “Protector”.
Conclusion: Form stands for ‘classical’ Electro-Pop music with a personal touch on top.
Best songs: “Glitter”, “Hazed”, “You”, “World”.
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