Background/Info: Rroyce is a German trio, which released their first length album on Thexoomo.net and the second one Kayal Records. The second work entitled “Karoshi” refers to ‘a Japanese term for death by a sacrifice job’. This album got originally released in 2016 and has been re-released as “Deluxe Edition” on Infacted Recordings.
Content: Infacted Recordings is a good sonic platform for Rroyce to gain a wider popularity and especially abroad from Germany. The songs are clearly inspired by electro-pop influences. The songs are pretty elaborated and there’s some ‘drama’ emerging at the surface. You’ll hear some piano arrangements injecting a refined and somewhat melancholic flavor on top of the work. The songs have been accomplished by the deep timbre of voice of the singer.
+ + + : I’m not used to starting with the remixes, but I have to admit that when a less familiar formation got remixes from Beborn Beton, Neuroticfish, Rotersand and Eisfabrik you can only be intrigued by this album. The remixes are pretty cool by the way, but I prefer the original songs revealing the very own ‘pop’ approach of Rroyce. The songs have been built up meticulously, now and then reaching a truly climax. I also like the kind of dramatic expression of this work, which is mainly noticeable at “The Dying Of Your Pride”.
– – – : Because Rroyce doesn’t sound like a ‘classical’ electro-pop band they for sure will catch the attention of ‘fine-pop-tasters’, but at the other hand they also will maybe a little less ‘complicated’ for the average electro-pop lovers. The acoustic versions aren’t my favorite cuts while I also expected a bit more out of the remixes by such great artists.
Conclusion: Rroyce is an interesting formation, with a very own sound revealing different ‘shades of electro-pop music’.
Best songs: “Running With The Sheep”, “The Principle Of Grace”, “I Like It, When You Lie”.