Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, future-pop.
Background/Info: Russian artistAlex ‘Mental’ Krivoruko set up his project in 2008. He released multiple EP’s and two full length albums, the last one “Past Forward” being released in 2018. “Empty”. The title song is a new cut while two other tracks were originally released on the last full length.
Content: “Empty” is featuring Helge Wiegand (T.O.Y.). The song sounds pretty future-pop like. It’s a danceable cut with a melodic tune on top. The vocals have been sung in English. There also is a remix by T.O.Y. plus a piano version by Helge Wiegand.
Both other tracks left originally appeared on the last album. But we here get some alternative edits. “Worse” is not exactly a remix, but it features Pulcher Femina. The other song left is a so-called “Winter Version” of “Place Where I Belong”.
+ + + : “Empty” is an interesting cut and especially because it features T.O.Y. (at least one of their members). It’s a cool title song with some potential. I can’t say this EP is an absolute must have, but it’s fully entertaining.
– – – : I can’t say “Empty” is an absolute club-song, but just a cool electro-pop track.
Conclusion: This EP will please the Mental Discipline fans while the contribution of Helge Wiegand gives a little extra to the record.
Best songs: “Empty”, “Empty – Piano Version by Helge Wiegand).
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