Background/Info: The Norwegian Supercraft duo is back on track. They previously released two albums: “Things We Do” (2009) on Codeline Records and “Nation 47” (2012) on Wtl Records. “Select & Operate” stands for the ‘return’ of the band, which now joined hands with ScentAir Records.
Content: I have to admit I wasn’t familiar with Supercraft. This album is clearly driven by electro-pop and future-pop influences. The songs are melodic and catchy while still featuring familiar melancholic passages. Some of the leads are pretty dance-like, but it clearly fits with the global approach of this band.
+ + + : “Select & Operate” stands for a mature production. The songs are well-crafted and constructed with alluring sound treatments, carrying leads and danceable rhythms. Songs like “Lighthouse”, “Select & Operate” and the more into future-pop like “Loosing You” are perfect electro-pop songs to party.
– – – : The work is enjoyable, but without real surprises. It sounds like ‘classical’ electro-pop music with some clichés.
Conclusion: I can’t say this is a groundbreaking piece of music, but for sure a good and accomplished album. If you’re into electro/future-pop you gone like it!
Best songs: “Lighthouse”, “Select & Operate”, “Losing You”, “Asleep”.