Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Vasi Vallis (music) and Felix Marc (vocals) are recognized as one of the hottest electro/future-pop duos from the German electro scene. This year they strike back with their newest opus “Gezeiten”. Both singles/EP’s taken from this album clearly are some of the best songs ever composed by the duo so I was wondering how this new Frozen Plasma would sound-like.
Content: “Gezeiten” is an album in the truest tradition of the band. The tracklist is mixing harder cuts with menacing EBM lines and elevating, melodic choruses at one side and softer, more melancholic pieces at the other side. Both singles “Gefühlsmaschine” and “Safe.Dead.Harm” definitely belong to the harder side of the band and are dancefloor killers. On top of it all there’s this charismatic, powerful and emotional voice of Felix Marc.
+ + + : Frozen Plasma has already great songs and noticeable albums, but the single feature of both aforementioned singles makes this album essential. “Gefühlsmaschine” and “Safe.Dead.Harm” both are mixing elements of EBM together with electro/future-pop. The verses are hard while the choruses move crescendo and will make you sing along with Felix Marc. Frozen Plasma makes people happy by great danceable stumpers on one side, but still with this sensitive and melancholic touch at the other side. Vasi Vallis remains a talented musician who has a nose to write great melodies carried by solid bass lines.
– – – : The softer, melancholic side of the band has never been my favorite one. It brings a break, but too much softness sometimes becomes a bit boring.
Conclusion: If you like modern future-pop music you for sure like this new Frozen Plasma work.
Best songs: “Gefühlsmaschine”, “Safe.Dead.Harm”, “Sailor”, “Westend”, “Rivers”.