July 9, 2024

Lovataraxx – Sophomore (Album – Cold Transmission Music)

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Genre/Influences: Post-Punk, Electro-Wave.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl, Cassette.

Background/Info: Hailing from Grenoble (France) Lovataraxx strikes back with their first new album in five years. “Sophomore” is their first production released by German label Cold Transmission Music.

Content: This work is driven by good-old Electro-Wave and Post-Punk vibes. There’re multiple other influences like EBM and Dark-Wave running through the work. I even noticed a kind of Indie-Pop driven song in the end of the album. The female vocals are also cold and definitely 80s like. 

+ + + : Lovataraxx brings the 80s awake; nothing really new but accomplished with devotion and diversity. This is great Minimal-Electro music that might appeal for lovers of Paradox Obscur, Rue Oberkampf, Syzygyx, Hante and co. The songs sound simple but well-crafted. The female vocals are injecting this kind of raw, sterile, sensuality which has a magic touch. There’re several cool songs featured but I especially recommend “Harmony Boast”, “Tilda Vaast”, “Zerrissen” and “Marybone”.

– – – : Lovataraxx is a band with a great potential and I think they’re even able to do better. 

Conclusion: Lovataraxx is one of those bands symbolizing the renaissance of Electro/Minimal-Wave.

Best songs: “Zerrissen”, “Harmony Boast”, “Tilda Vaast”, “Marybone”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/lovataraxx

Label: www.coldtransmission.com / www.facebook.com/coldtransmissionmusic

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