Background/Info: Eric Shans is now active for more than twenty years. I got the opportunity to discover most of his latest releases under the Phenotract moniker, the last album going back to 2016 (cf. “It’s All We Feel Every Day”).
Content: “Tides” reveals 3 new songs by the American artist. Phenotract is mixing danceable vibes together with electro-pop music. The kicks and hi-hats are very danceable-like while the music has something wafting. The vocals have been produced a shimmering way.
+ + + : I like the dreamy and somewhat crystalline approach of Phenotract. It sounds danceable, but not cheap! The wafting sensation has something evasive and relaxing.
– – – : I’ve already heard most convincing work from Phenotract. I can’t say there’s a real highlight or title song featured here. It moves nicely around, but without climax.
Conclusion: If you’re not into classical electro-pop music and pure ambient work is not your cup of tea, Phenotract brings you a danceable and easy-listening alternative mixing both genres together.
Best songs: “Turning Tides”.