Genre/Influences: Electro-wave, minimal-electronics.
Background/Info: Tearful Moon is an American formation featuring two lovers. It’s the fusion between a female poet (and a muse) and a male musician. They got the idea to put poems on music, which ultimately resulted in this debut album.
Content: Tearful Moon deals with a kind of dark electro-wave music. The sound formula is rather simple and into minimalism. The songs are supported by atmospheric sound layers creating a perfect match with the bewitching vocals of Sky Lesco.
The songs clearly sound a bit retro-like. There’s some sensuality emerging at the surface, which even moves towards some ritual-like passages. The lyrical content clearly is an important and even essential aspect of this work. The themes are dealing about love, despair and are definitely into drama and melancholia.
+ + + : Tearful Moon awakens some good-old souvenirs bringing me back the 80s electro-wave decade. The synth lines and rather sterile way of singing are noticeable aspects of the work. The minimal electronics are simplistic, but efficient. “In The Dark Morning” is a fully entertaining piece of music featuring a few cool songs.
– – – : Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy this work, but I’m missing a bit more elaboration in the global production. The sound formula is simple and efficient, but a bit repetitive and predictable after a while. I expected a bit more from the lyrical content, which is not exactly setting the world, alight.
Conclusion: Tearful Moon is a cool newcomer and definitely a band to keep an eye on. This is a promising debut and the band simply needs a bit more experience to reach a wider audience.
Best songs: “Twin Flames”, “Rain Of Sorrow”, “Glowing”.
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.