Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Minimal-Pop.
Background/Info: The new EP byNøir is dedicated to Dave Hechman -Metropolis Records owner who passed away last year. Athan Maroulis got a helping hand from Erik Gustafson who produced the songs.
Content: “Fallen” is a danceable piece of Electronic-Wave/Pop mixing subtle sound arrangements and the deep, charismatic voice of Maroulis. The track has been remixed into vintage sound treatments by Paradox Obscur but also by Silver Walks. There’s also a ‘female’-edit featuring Kai Irina Hahn (The Sedona Effect). Next comes a cool B-side track plus a surprising, acoustic, cover version of Psychedelic Furs’ “Love My Way”.
+ + + : “Fallen” is a great song and the right title track for an EP. It’s a well-crafted piece of electronics empowered by guitar play and the unique singing of Athan Maroulis. Among the remixes I like to mention the old-school version of Paradox Obscur and the “Femme Mix” with female vocals. The cover version of “Love My Way” is clearly reminds me of the original version but it also has a minimal, graceful, touch reminding me of Thomas Dolby.
– – – : I can’t really say the remixes of “Fallen” are adding a real bonus to the original song.
Conclusion: “Fallen” is for sure my favorite Nøir-song and I can only hope we’ll get more stuff like this soon.
Best songs: “Fallen”, “Fallen – Paradox Obscur Remix”, “Love My Way – Acoustic”.
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