Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Wave-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Nice Cold Nation is a French band originally set up as a solo-project by Christophe D. Several self-released productions saw the daylight. The previous album “Life” (2019) was meant as the first chapter of a trilogy and featuring female vocalist Caroline GD who joined in.
Content: “Time” is the second part of the trilogy and features 9 songs. This work sounds a bit more Wave-Pop like, but remains supported by melancholia. Some passages are reminding me of The Cure and Trisomie 21. Caroline GD already did some female backing vocals, singing on 4 songs.
+ + + : “Time” sounds sweet as sugar although supported with a melancholic taste. Sound-wise the work reminds some 80s productions, mixing guitar and mainly electronics. “Time” is an easy listening production reaching its ultimate point at “Drama”. Just as the previous album “Life” I like the black & white front cover.
– – – : Despite of this band’s good intentions, “Time” is suffering from a lack of professional production. The songs remain rather monotone, which is even accentuated by the less passionate vocals. The French accent is too sexy when a female artist is singing (think about Miss Kittin) in English, but unfortunately it’s not that sexy when Christophe D. is singing.
Conclusion: “Time” can’t really convince me; I like the influences, but the production is suffering from a lack of inspiration and achievement.
Best songs: “Drama”.
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