Palais Ideal – Negative Space (Album – Cold Transmission Music)
Genre/Influences: Electro-Pop, Dark-Wave.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: The third full length by the duo John Edwards – Richard van Kruysdijk was released a few months ago. The work features twelve new cuts.
Content: Palais Ideal moves on composing a sound mixing 80s elements clearly evoking the Dark-Wave style mixed with a more personal touch. The songs are mainly driven by dark reverie. Some guitar parts might remind you of The Cure.
+ + + : My favorite passages are the hardest ones ”No Sign Of Danger” and “Anything For A Thrill” both are exposures of this ‘harder’ approach. I also enjoy listening to “Age Of Intransigence” which is a cool last track reminding me of The Cure. Last but not least I also have to say a word about the great, styled, artwork of the CD.
– – – : Palais Ideal seems to like composing dreamy songs. I like their dark approach but they never reach a true climax. It’s a pity there are no more ‘harder’ cuts which I’m sure reveals the band at its best.
Conclusion: I have some mixed feelings with this album because I think the duo has the potential to do better.
Best songs: ones ”No Sign Of Danger”, “Anything For A Thrill”, “Age Of Intransigence”.
Artist: www.palaisideal.net / www.facebook.com/palaisideal
Label: www.coldtransmission.com / www.facebook.com/coldtransmissionmusic
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