People Theatre – Chapter II / Staring At The Sun (CD EP – GoM Production / Foundry Records)

By Jun 3,2019

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, dance-pop.

Background/Info: Four years have passed since the first chapter “Dare At Dawn”. French producer, composer, producer Peter Rainman strikes back with his solo-project People Theatre bringing us an EP with 8 songs and featuring guest artists.

Content: Among the guests you’ll find Henrik Iversen (NamNamBulu) singing on 2 songs, Operation Of the Sun, Tess Fries, K-Bereit, Krystyna Eller (Tristraum) and Steven Cochran (Eloquent, Royal Visionaries).

The music is quite diversified taking off with an instrumental intro to next experiment with dance-pop. Another cut is driven by EBM vibes while another sounds delicate and sensual-like.

+ + + : From a very personal point of view I have a preference for the most unusual song from the EP, which is the one composed together with K-Bereit and revealing an EMB style. I also enjoyed “Wandering” for the great duo vocals featuring Krystyna Eller and Steven Cochran. Sound-wise Peter Rainman also confirms his great writing- and producer skills. He has this talent to get a song down into a break, which progressively leads towards a pure sonic outburst. It has something transcendental and that’s what you can hear in a song like “Forever” featuring Henrik Iversen.

– – – : Some of the ‘dance-cuts’ have something pretty dance/commercial like, which is not my favorite part of the EP.

Conclusion: This new EP by People Theatre is more diversified than its predecessor, but clearly features several noticeable cuts. Time now for a full length album?!

Best songs: “Ultimate Meeting feat. K-Bereit”, “Wandering feat. Krystyna Eller & Steven Cochran”, “Forever feat. Henrik Iversen”.

Rate: (7).

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