Merry Bloom – Fleurs Etranges (Album – Merry Bloom)
Genre/Influences: Dark-Techno, Industrial, Electro-Wave.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Gerry Bloom resulted from the collaborative efforts between Belgian- T.LenC.Phal.X and French artist Lingouf.
Content: Gerry Bloom brings a kind of controlled sonic chaos although sometimes it doesn’t sound controlled at all but pure sonic anarchy. The songs brings different influences and sound universes together. You’ll recognize good-old Electro-Wave sounds mixed with Dark-Techno minimalism and harder Industrial components. The French female vocals are quite funny and even hilarious.
+ + + : This project sounds totally crazy and a bit weird but I really like the free-styled originality. This band sounds a bit as the imaginary offspring of Vive La Fête and Pzychobitch. The sound production is overwhelming and spicey. This is incredibly original and funny.
– – – : The major point hurting me is the endless during time of the songs. It feels like Merry Bloom can’t properly achieve a song but loose themselves in improvised, infinite, passages.
Conclusion: This work sounds as a promising- but especially a creative debut.
Best songs: “Filaments De Poussières”, “Des Nuées De Papillons ».
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