Genre/Influences: Indie-pop, pop-rock.
Background/Info: Plexiphones is a German formation featuring six (!) members. They joined hands together with Echozone to unleash their third full length album.
Content: The work takes off a rather indie-pop way. Electronics and guitar are complementary while some of the choruses are rather’ easy to keep in mind. The vocals have been produced a passionate way. Some of the songs remind me a bit of The Style Council, but globally speaking it’s much more indie-driven.
+ + + : One of the album’s main strengths is for sure the choruses, which are solid and easy to remember. It works well on tracks such as “Fail In Love” and “Apocalypse”. Plexiphones have especially found a right balance between pop- and rock music. The production of the vocals is a quite noticeable aspect as well.
– – – : There’s no absolute highlight although there are a few cool songs. I sometimes get the feeling there’s something naïve running through the work; it all feels a bit like a déjà-vu!
Conclusion: “Break In The Clouds” is an easy listening album and even featuring enjoyable songs, but I’m sure this band can do better!
Best songs: “Running”, “Apocalypse”, “Breathing”, “Stand To Fall”.
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