Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Indie-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Russian formation Omnimar has released their fourth full length album four years after the previous one. The duo Maria Mar – Alex Vrt invites you to embark on a trip of thirteen songs. Several tracks of “Darkpop” were previously released as singles.
Content: Omnimar remains inspired and driven by Pop music, but “Darkpop” accentuates this influence. You’ll find no longer heavier Metal influences, but clearly Electro/Indie-Pop compositions. Some passages are mixed with darker elements. The work is achieved with a melodic approach and emotional vocals.
+ + + : Omnimar clearly doesn’t like repeating themselves, this opus being already a new adventure and experiment. Their Pop interpretation has something atypical –which I like, and yet is easily recognizable. I like the emotional side of the work, which comes mainly through on, “Drama”. I also have to mention “The Road”, which is pure melancholia. “Circulate” is another attention grabber for its great melody line. Last, but not least I also have to say a word about the production of the vocals, Maria being clearly a talented singer for such a production.
– – – : I sometimes miss an essential catchy touch, but that’s probably what would have made the difference with the album’s ‘dark-pop’ approach.
Conclusion: “Darkpop” is an enjoyable production, which is not only meant for ‘classical’ Electro-Pop lovers.
Best songs: “Drama”, “The Road”, “Circulate”, “Wishing For Life”.