Kasper Hate – Raw Patchouli (CD Album – ScentAir Records)
Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, body-pop.
Background/Info: Kasper Hate is a German formation, which joined the ScentAir roster in 2014 to unleash their debut opus “Wolf Skill”. The band released their 2nd full length in 2015 featuring 13 songs.
Content: Kasper Hate is clearly inspired by a wider spectrum of electro-pop music. Some of the songs explore a few harder EBM elements, but it all remains into pop music. I like the move in between sweet and soft pieces with some reverie passages on one side and a more sophisticated and darker exploration on the other side.
Globally speaking this is the kind of pop music to relax and dream to. I also noticed a few lazy and sexy-like rhythms, but I prefer the somewhat sophisticated approach –reminding me a bit of The Dust Of Basement, on “Yggdrasil”.
+ + + : There’s a real cool sensual touch emerging from some songs, which resulted in several dreamy passages and one genius, instrumental cut (cf. “Yggdrasil”.
– – – : The dreamy side can be sometimes a little less soporific, but it here only concerns a few songs.
Conclusion: This new opus features a few exciting songs, but will first of all bring you into a kind of prosperity. I think there’s more potential hiding inside this band.
Best songs: “Yggdrasil”, “Body Love”, “Running Blind”.
Band: www.kasperhate.de / www.facebook.com/KASPERHATE
Label: www.scent-air.com / www.facebook.com/ScentairRecords
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