July 9, 2024

Mark E Moon – Resist (Album – Cold Transmission Music)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Electro-Wave.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: Hailing from the Isla Of Man “Resist” is the third full length album by this band driven by core members Mark Sayle and Phil Reynolds. The new work is driven by themes of ‘love, loss and the mental anguish derived thereof’.

Content: The new album takes off where the previous album “Old Blood” (2021) left off; a pure Dark-Wave song driven by typical 80s-inspired guitar and deep, haunting vocals. But “Resist” sounds different and quickly switches to a more electronically borne sound. The tracks sound soaring and mostly melancholic with sensual, female backing vocals. “Resist” remains Dark-Wave-like, but there is a clear, noticeable evolution.  

+ + + : Mark E Moon remains a talented Dark-Wave formation and the opening cut “Daemons” only illustrates this statement. The Electronic side becomes much more important and even at the forefront revealing elevating synth parts. The deep timbre of voice also has this haunting, and magic effect. The album stands for emotion which is emerging from “Crystal” although I prefer the Dark-Wave side like the aforementioned debut-song but also “The Signal And The Noise”.

– – – : I can’t say this album stands for a totally new start but there clearly is a noticeable evolution in sound.

Conclusion: Mark E Moon remains to me one of the leading formations from the impressive Cold Transmission Records folder.

Best songs: “Daemons, “The Signal And The Noise”, “Crystal”, “Hearts Keep Bleeding”, “Blind”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/MarkEMoon1

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

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