Content: This EP is a teaser to the upcoming full length of Moon.74, which is entitled “How I Feel”. I discovered Moon.74 some 3 years ago now with their debut-CD “Newborn” released by Echozone. The synth-pop was not bad at all and a few songs even sound quite promising. The project now signed to Infacted Recordings, which internationally, will probably increase their popularity.
The title song is a refreshing piece of electro-pop empowered by guitar play. It’s a very good choice as title song for an EP. Four remixes have been made and I here will mention Syrian (especially for their come-back) and Rob Dust (for a great body-tech remix). The remix by Ginger snap 5 is quite cool as well while I expected much more from Frozen Plasma.
The B-side song is a very special one. The song “Endlose Träume” is a cover version of a song originally written by De/Vision. It’s a rather strange choice as “Endlose Träume” was a B-side track that originally appeared on the EP “Blue Moon”. The cover version by Moon.74 reflects some typical 90s elements –especially the samplings, but is nothing less than a B-side as well. The “Club Version” by Rob Dust is not that inspired, but let’s see the cover as an ode to one of the most influential German synth-pop formations in history.
Conclusion: “How I Feel” is a rather solid synth-pop cut and I can only wish the entire album will sound a similar way. I expected a bit more out of the remixes, which is the minus of this EP.
Best songs: “How I Feel”, “How I Feel – Rob Dust Remix”.
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