Northern Loner – The Blank Spot (EP – Northern Loner)
Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Wave-Pop.
Background/Info: Set up by Magnus Norr (also involved with Deadbeat, Le Volt), Northern Loner has already released a full length album and several EP’s. “The Blank Spot” is the newest work featuring five songs.
Content: “The Blank Spot” brings us back in time, awakening somewhere in the midst of the 80s Electro/Wave-Pop. There clearly is a vintage aspect running through the music; it’s all about melody lines and some typical effects from that time. The vocals are a bit androgenic and sometimes remind me of Marc Almond. You here and there also will notice some astral-like tones and atmospheres. The last cut is an instrumental edit.
+ + + : This is retro Wave-Pop music, but with a very own touch on top. The music has a ‘feel-good’ feeling. I like the catchy “The Nobles”, but also the last, instrumental song “Nightflight To Sardinia” revealing irresistible studio effects. The production of the vocals is another essential aspect of this project.
– – – : We get 5 different songs, but I can’t affirm to have heard a potential hit.
Conclusion: Northern Loner brings Wave-Pop to life with a unique approach.
Best songs: “The Nobles”, “Nightflight To Sardinia”.
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