Scheuber – Shades (CD Album – Trisol)

Scheuber – Shades
🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

Genre/Influences: Dark-pop, wave-pop.

Background/Info: Project Pitchfork keyboardist Dirk Scheuber a few years ago started  a solo-career. His ‘Scheuber’ project is meant to exorcise inner demons resulting in the brilliant “The Me I See”-album (2016). “Changes” has been released one year later and featured similar influences, but not a same efficiency. Time now for the third full length “Shades”. 

Content: Dirk Scheuber hasn’t change any of his influences and sound formula. It remains a kind of dark-melancholic pop music revealing delicate arrangements and noticeable vocals. Two songs have been sung together with the female singer Lilli Engelhardt.

+ + + : “Shades” is a fully enjoyable piece of music on, which Dirk Scheuber again dares to illustrates his fragility as human being. The lyrical content makes you reflect about life and maybe incite to start exorcising your personal demons. “Fame” is a poignant illustration of this lyrical approach, but it also reveals the poetic approach of the artist. Sound-wise “Shades” is mature production revealing an elaborated writing and a musician with great skills to compose carrying melody lines. Both duos together with Lilli Engelhardt inject an extra sensitive flavor to the work.

– – – : What Scheuber is probably missing is a potential hit song. His music is great, the songs are enjoyable, but I can’t really say to have heard an absolute hit song… even if I really love “Tainted Hearts”.

Conclusion: “Shades” is a beautiful album for its artistic production and intelligent lyrical content.

Best songs: “Tainted Hearts”, “Coloured Rays”, “Tempo”, “Fame”, “Recaptured”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: /

Label: /

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights