Genre/Influences: Electro-Wave, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Set up in 2016 by Livio Caenazzo (voice, guitars, programming) and Daniele Iannacone (keyboards, programming) the Italian duo Sun’s Spectrum self-released their self-titled debut work in 2019. They next joined hands together with FinalMuzik to unleash this official debut album at the end of 2020. “Don’t Chase The Light” features new songs plus tracks that were released at their self-titled debut.
Content: The album features two parts; the first one consisting of the new songs plus updated versions of two older songs and the second one featuring four songs from their self-released debut. It’s not an easy thing defining the sound of this Italian duo. There clearly is something Electro-Wave running through the songs, but there are also harder Industrial elements mixed with Techno sounds. One of the songs (cf. “Just A Destiny – Update Mix” perfectly illustrates the sound and approach of the duo; a bass line reminding me of The Cure mixed with Electronic sound treatments featuring Acid sequences. Other heavier passages are even reminding me of early Combichrist with some extra Pop on top. Most of the songs are featuring male-female vocals, often resulting in a pure complementary production.
+ + + : I can’t say this band is setting the Electronic music universe alight, but the production has something refreshing and clearly revealing a true creative process. First there’s a great production of the vocals, featuring multiple irresistible duos. The female vocals inject a sensual touch while the make vocals have something charismatic. Next there’s the global sound production carried by impressive, heavy Electronic arrangements and monstrous sound treatments plus empowering guitar riffs. The work finally sounds as the offspring between power and sensuality. There are numerous noticeable songs featured, but I’ve a preference for the harsh “Elevate – Update Mix”, “Just A Destiny – Update Mix” and the sexy opener “Intrusion”.
– – – : It’s hard to label this band, which rather appears to be an offspring between multiple music genres.
Conclusion: If you want to discover an original, but still a great and talented band, you better try this sublime album!
Best songs: “Elevate – Update Mix”, “Just A Destiny – Update Mix”, “Intrusion”, Every Word Is A Lie”, “Lucent”.