May 22, 2024

Scenius – Life Is A Thing (Album – MMXX Records)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-Wave.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Second album by the British-French Scenius duo.

Content: Scenius remains inspired by a very personal approach in Electro/Wave-Pop. There definitely is a retro-touch running through their work which has been mixed with a more contemporary style. The songs are switching between evasive passages and a few, harder, and darker, tracks.

+ + + : I like the kind of sweet, melancholia, running through the songs. Sound-wise Scenius strives to accomplish a personal Electro-Pop sound mixing cool vintage sound treatments with a wafting sensation. My personal favorite cut is the somewhat harder “Chinese Room” which also is a well-crafted piece of music.

– – – : The album is missing a true climax; I guess just one single cut with a more explicit dance/club approach would make the difference.

Conclusion: Scenius stands for easy listening Electro/Wave-Pop music.

Best songs: “Chinese Room”, “La Même Nuit”, “Hot Dust”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.scenius-band.com / www.facebook.com/sceniusband

Label: www.facebook.com/MMXXRECORDS

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