Nuquatron – Gegenkraft (Album – Infacted Recordings)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: After the split of Syntec composer Uwe Kallenbach decided to move on by setting up his own project. He started writing songs which you can find back at Nuquatron’s debut-album featuring eleven songs.

Content: The songs remain driven by good-old Electro-Pop standards. The songs are moving in between powerful passages and slower, dreamy, cuts. You now and then will notice a Depeche Mode touch on top of the melody lines while other cuts are reminding the typical Syntec-arrangements. I also noticed a more explicit 80s touch as well. The songs have been sung in English and German while 2 tracks are featuring guest vocals by Bastian Herrmann .

+ + + : This is an album without true surprises but simply a well-crafted and mature Electro-Pop production. Syntec was a great formation -especially their 90s stuff, but it’s a good to see there’s a new project rising out of their ashes. I like the danceable side of the work which is mainly coming through at “Publicity”. I also want to mention the already familiar “Authentizität” and “Lies” which is driven by a menacing bass line.

– – – : Syntec is gone, but they had a great singer and that’s what I’m missing a little bit at this work.

Conclusion: This album sounds as a real promising debut and will for sure catch the attention of Electro-Pop fans.

Best songs: “Publicity”, “Authentizität”, “Lies”, “Heuchelei”.

Rate: 7½ .


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