Genre/Influences: Dream-Pop, Shoegaze.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Estonian formation Pia Fraus has been active since the late 90s and this year (self)released their seventh full length album.
Content: The band remains driven by the beauty of Dream-Pop and shoegaze music. Wafting, fuzzy, guitar playing and female vocals create a delicious match which has been totally achieved by drums and synths.
+ + + : If you’re into Dream-Pop and Shoegaze you definitely gone like the new Pia Fraus. It sounds evasive while composed with a great delicacy. I prefer the second part of the work but especially “Regret Everything” is a phenomenal piece for the way it progressively evolves. There also is a harder rhythm running through this song.
– – – : A few songs remain a bit too evasive for my taste, becoming a little less soporific after a while.
Conclusion: Pia Fraus remains a great ambassador of Shoegaze/Dream-Pop music which is again illustrated by this new opus.
Best songs: “Regret Everything”, “Another Artichoke”, “Confidential Information”, “Cloud Winterland”.
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