Background/Info: Hailing from Leipzig (Germany) Lizard Pool signed to Out Of Line to unleash their second full length album.
Content: They define their music as ‘dark-wave infused indie-rock’. The definition makes sense and Lizard Pool clearly doesn’t compose the most common-like gothic or indie-rock format. Their songs are covering different influences while the somewhat nasal timbre of voice accentuates the particularity of the composition. Some cuts are into pure melancholia while others are more like a dark, dreamy sensation.
+ + + : Lizard Pool definitely enlarges the Out Of Line horizon. It’s a pretty singular band and that’s maybe why they’ll catch the attention of a wider audience… or maybe not. I however like bands with an own style and that’s for sure what this album is all about. I like the dreamy guitar playing, which brings dream-pop and shoegaze together. I also want to say a word about both last cuts, which are more into emotion.
– – – : Despite of the band’s originality the sound however appears to be a real challenge. The album is a pleasant listening, but I can’t affirm to have heard Out Of Line’s ‘next big thing’.
Conclusion: “Spark” is an easy listening album; even the kind of music you can put on as background music, but it can’t really get me wild.
Best songs: “Death Of A Soul-Plumber”, “Expired Identity”, “Wave Of Joy”.