Genre/Influences: Minimal-Electro, Electro-Wave, Experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Slovakian artist and label owner (4mg Records) Imi Vegh is back with a new full length album featuring ten songs. Miki Bernath contributed to the work, which is inspired by Slovakian, Hungarian and German poems.
Content: ImiAFan remains faithful to a kind of retro-styled Minimal-Electro/Wave. The sound treatments are pure vintage-like, carried by some solid bass lines, robotic bleeps and good-old strings. The songs are pretty short and have been sung in Slovakian.
+ + + : ImiAFan is a project I deeply respect for its retro approach although it has something refreshing. ImiAFan has its own sound and I even dare to speak about a real sound DNA with a modern touch on top. The album is varied, even a bit versatile –featuring Experimental passages, and absolutely interesting. Pay some attention to “Sezóna”, which is an absolute masterpiece driven by a hard-beating kick (that’s part of the modernism of the composition). I also have to mention “Sekundenzeiger” for its impressive bass line. And the last cut I want to mention is “Pod Čiarou V Mestách”, which is pure Minimalism, but still a cool, danceable song.
– – – : I regret there are only ten (short) cuts featured while I’m not a huge fan of the Experimental passages.
Conclusion: ImiAFan is a project I can only, but highly recommend for its vintage approach, but with this personal touch on top.
Best songs: “Sezóna”, “Sekundenzeiger”, “Pod Čiarou V Mestách”, “Ipoly”.