Genre/Influences: Trip-Pop, Indie-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: “Borders” is the debut album by the Düsseldorfer (Germany) trio SixTurnsNine.
Content: It’s not that easy defining the sound of this band but it’s clearly driven by Trip-Pop influences -sometimes reminding me of Massive Attack, and a kind of Minimal-Pop approach. The songs are all Electronic although carried by deep, resonating, bass lines played by a real bass. The rhythm is slow while the female vocals have something captivating and now and then reminding me of Tori Amos.
+ + + : There are pretty good ideas running throughout the work but I especially want to mention the excellent bass lines and some of the vocal parts. “Fatigue” is a great piece of music which will definitely appeal for Massive Attack fans.
– – – : Different aspects of the production -like the repetitive drum patterns and the lack of elaboration, could be improved.
Conclusion: Nothing groundbreaking but a few pleasant songs featured on this work.
Best songs: “Fatigue”, “Flames”.
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