Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Dream-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: The name of this band refers to France although this is an American formation. They in 2019 self-released a debut album and got next signed to the French label Icy Cold Records unleashing their first official full length.
Content: Some of this band’s main influences are clearly getting us back to the 80s sound of bands like New Order and The Smiths. The album mixes dreamy Dark-Wave together with dreamy passages. The work features 15 songs, which are all pretty short. There’s no song going over 3 minutes.
+ + + : French Police is rapidly evoking the 80s spirit of Dark-Wave music and yet there’s something refreshing running through this production. I enjoy the guitar playing for this magic 80s touch. The tracklist is progressively built up and I especially recommend some of the last songs like “Voices” and “Future Part”. Both songs are more accomplished creating a great final album part.
– – – : I regret the songs all remain pretty short, sometimes giving the feeling of being not enough elaborated.
Conclusion: French Police is not exactly setting the world alight, but this is an honest album featuring a few cool cuts.
Best songs: “Voices”, “Future Part”, “Persi”, “Intimidate”.
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