Genre/Influences: Electro-rock & pop, cinematographic.
Background/Info: The Swiss trio of Magnetfisch has already been active since the early millennium years and has mainly self-released a considerable number of productions. This EP reveals 3 new tracks.
Content: Magnetfisch mixes electronics together with guitar and bass guitar. The songs remain instrumental, which sometimes accentuates the soundtrack approach of the composition. It’s however pretty difficult to qualify this band as any particular genre. It for sure sounds a bit cinematographic, but you’ll also notice harder, industrial guitar parts with a funky touch on top. There also is a kind of hopping rhythm running through one of the songs.
+ + + : Magnetfisch aren’t copyists, but again tries to move with their own sound composition mixing different influences with each other. There’s a nice twist between rock- and pop elements, while in the end it could be a soundtrack composition for an imaginary movie. I especially like the opening song “Petit-Peur”, which totally fits to this genre.
– – – : “If You Were A Dinosaur, What Kind Of Dinosaur Would You Be?” is an easy listening production although there’s no real highlight. I’m missing an apotheosis! A few vocal parts could add something extra to the work.
Conclusion: This EP could be used as pop-rock soundtrack for a dark theme.
Best songs: “Petit-Peur”.