Genre/Influences: Minimal-Electro, Electro/Wave-Pop.
Format: Digital, CDR.
Background/Info: Greek duo Kriistal Ann – Toxic Razor strike back with five new songs. “Audio reverse” also is their first work released by Parisian (France) label Warriorecords.
Content: Paradox Obscur strike back with their familiar Electro/Wave-Pop which remains pretty minimal and driven by Kriistal Ann’s cold timbre of voice. She sings in English but there’s one piece she also experiments with French language. One of the songs has been sung by Toxic Razor. The main evolution -which might be coincidental and/or the result of simple evolution, is the more explicit ‘danceable’ side of the work -which mainly comes through at both debut tracks. Both songs are driven by big kicks accentuating the danceable power of the songs.
+ + + : Paradox Obscur remains extremely prolific but it never affect the quality of the work. This new work even reveals some of their best cuts in history. “Hot Test” and “Desire” both are impressive, cold cuts with a strong dancefloor potential. The vintage sound treatments create the magic of the production while Kriistal Ann’s voice injects a touch of mystery. This band is never repeating itself but remains in constant progress while holding on the main ingredients of their success formula.
– – – : The song sung by Toxic Razor is the single one that couldn’t completely convince me. No reason to complain as the work features 5 new cuts.
Conclusion: Paradox Obscur remains a warrant for simple but intelligent Minimal-Electro.
Best songs: “Desire”, “Hot Test”, “Présage”.
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