Genre/Influences: Goth-rock, shoegaze, dream-pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: This self-released and self-titled work also is the debut production from the Italian trio Solitude In Apathy.
Content: This EP features 4 tracks, which are starting with a rather classical mixture of goth- and dark-rock music. It’s a classical composition featuring drums, guitar and bass guitar. The female vocalist injects some passion to the work. Both last cuts are a little bit different for exploring shoegaze paths and dream-pop. The songs are now getting darker while the vocals have something shimmering.
+ + + : There’s an interesting progression in the tracklist especially when Solitude In Apathy are getting more into shoegaze and dream-pop. It creates an intimate sphere and because of the dreamy sensation I can imagine these songs being featured as soundtrack. “Ocean” is a cool apotheosis for this debut work.
– – – : Both debut songs (cf. “Dreaming In Silence” and “Nothing Lasts Forever”) can’t totally convince. I think this band has more potential digging into shoegaze and dream-pop.
Conclusion: This is an honest and eclectic debut from a band revealing some potential.
Best songs: “Ocean”, “The Other”.