Genre/Influences: Future-pop, electro-pop, EBM.
Background/Info: This is the’ sixth studio album for American formation Interface. After having released their work on Tinman and Nilaihah Records they now joined hands with Distortion Productions.
Content: I always have experienced the work of this band as an electronic melting-pot, mixing EBM together with electro-pop influences. “Where All Roads Lead” doesn’t sound that different, becoming an eclectic work filled with danceable songs, but still short –and mainly, instrumental cuts. I experienced some songs as driven by future-pop and even referring to Neuroticfish. I also noticed a few minimal passages.
+ + + : Interface is a band I’ve always liked and this new work only confirms the bands skills for composing an accomplished electro production. I have a preference for the most danceable –and ‘hardest’, pieces such as “If Not Now, When?” or the darker “Not With Me”. In the future-pop style I recommend “Fire In The Sky”. This band has a kind of natural talent to compose carrying choruses recovered with great melody lines. This album sounds pretty open-minded and the more minimalistic “We Will Never Be Together” is also worthy of examination.
– – – : The album features 12 songs and only one single cut (cf. “Northpark – Only A Memory”) left me unmoved. Interface remains a band that deserves more recognition and especially here in Europe. I also have to say that “Outside Looking In” released as single title-song is not my favorite exponent from the work.
Conclusion: “Where All Roads Lead” only confirms the talent of Interface, which is an underrated electro formation appealing for lovers of future-pop and body-pop music.
Best songs: “If Not Now, When?”, “Not With Me”, “Ghosts Of Your Ambition”, “Fire In The Sky”, “We Will Never Be Together”.