Nightcrawler – Visionary (Album – Nightcrawler / Electric Dream Records)

By Sep 9,2020

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, cinematographic, indie-pop.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: George Gold is a Spanish producer mainly inspired by horror- and sci/fi movies mixed with electronics. After a few previously released albums he this year strikes back with “Visionary” featuring ten songs and the contribution of several guest singers.

Content: You rapidly notice the cinematographic inspiration running through the work. It’s not only about the instrumental edits of these songs, but still the global spirit devoted to soundtrack music. But there indeed is a kind of electro-pop touch on top, which has something danceable. Somewhere in between electro-pop and technoid arrangements, the songs remain fully accessible. Nightcrawler invited four guests; Celine (who you maybe remember from an album released a long time ago on M-Tronic), Maxthor, Mental Exile (aka Damasius Venys, also involved with Mondträume) and Sonja to add vocal lines on a few songs.

+ + + : The main strength of this album is for sure its diversity and interesting fusion between different music styles. You don’t exactly expect cinematographic music mixed with electro-pop and even darker techno elements. The songs with vocals inject something extra to the work while accentuating diversity. The instrumental “Gain Therapy” however is my favorite song for its hard kick and icy techno sound treatments. Another attention grabber is “Catharsis” featuring Mental Exile; I here like the down tempo plus the magic of the vocals.

– – – : I’m sometimes missing a little bit more coherence between several songs; it’s a creative format, but missing a true catharsis.

Conclusion: “Visionary” is an interesting album for its global approach and creative exposure. This is film music you can dance on!

Best songs: “Gain Therapy”, “Catharsis”, “Enter”.

Rate: (7).

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