Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Wave-Pop, New-Wave.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl, Cassette.
Background/Info: Korine is an American duo from Philadelphia driven by Morgy Ramone and Try Frye . They last year released their second album “The Night We Raise” on Born Losers Records (US), Data Airlines (France) and Other Voices Records (Russia).
Content: The sound and influences of this band are clearly getting us back in the midst of the 80s. This is pure New-Wave carried by melodic synths and carried by guitar play. The songs perfectly reflect the spirit of the 80s. There are only 8 songs featured, which also reminds me of the typical vinyl-albums from the past.
+ + + : If you’re in search for innovation, you better avoid listening to Korine. This band is clearly devoted and passionate to the 80s New-Wave music. You can hear it in some simple, but essential effects and details awakening old New-Wave ghosts. The main strength of the work is the melodic and carrying side of the choruses. And a good chorus often is the essence of a good song. I especially like the first half of the opus.
– – – : The tracks are pretty similar so a little bit more diversity would be a little extra.
Conclusion: Korine sounds like it was seriously contaminated by the 80s virus, which is for sure a cool and enjoyable sickness.
Best songs: “Fate”, “Cold Heart”, “Cast”.