May 20, 2024

Midas Fall – Cold Waves Divide Us (Album – Monotreme Records)

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Genre/Influences: Psychedelic-Rock, Krautrock, Cinematic.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: Scottish female duo Midas Fall strikes back after six years and their previous, great, work “Evaporate”. This is the band’s fifth album.

Content: We get 10 songs taking off with a solid Krautrock-driven piece featuring heavenly, female, vocals. The sound remains pretty Psychedelic but the album is also diversified revealing dreamy, Cinematic, parts while a kind of melancholia emerges from time to time.

+ + + : The album sounds different than “Evaporate” but it remains a great sound experience. The way the songs have been progressively built up and often reaching a true climax has something of a sonic orgasm. The composition is delicate and filled with a deeply, emotional, touch while the guitar play drives the listener to a higher dimension. There are numerous brilliant songs featured at “Cold Waves Divide Us”.

– – – : I can say that all there songs and passages moved me. This is not the most accessible kind of music and yet it holds you in its grip.

Conclusion: Midas Fall strikes back with style and efficiency; it has something of a visionary work.

Best songs: “I Am Wrong”, “Atrophy”, “In The Morning We’ll Be Someone Else”, “Cold Waves Divide Us”.

Rate: 8.

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