May 20, 2024

Police Des Mœurs – Commencement (Album – L’Offre Et Le Demande)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-Wave, Post-Punk.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background/Info: Police Des Moeurs is a Canadian formation driven by Francis Dugas and Manuelle Gauthier. The band has been busy for a while and has previously released four albums on Mannequin. “Commencement” is their first new opus in four years.

Content: I wasn’t familiar with this band and discovered an album that took me back in time. The 80s Cold-Wave inspiration is running through “Commencement” and is accentuated by icy, synth, arrangements. There’s a minimal touch running through the album as well while all vocals have been sung in French. Some passages might remind you of Kas Product.

+ + + : I first of all like the name of this project which can be translated as ‘vice squad’. Sound-wise the album doesn’t bring anything new and yet the retro-sound has a  refreshing aspect. I also like the minimal approach of the production but the main strengths are for sure the icy strings and sound sculptures which are mainly coming through at “Soif”. Last but not least I like this type of female vocals expressing less emotion.

– – – : The work is featuring a few outstanding cuts but unfortunately also a very few uninspired and flat cuts.

Conclusion: Police Des Mœurs has accomplished a promising album which gets us back in time and yet it has a refreshing, sexy, touch.

Best songs: “Soif”, “Cantique”, “Fatigue”, “Commencement”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/policedesmoeurs

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