July 9, 2024

Tevalik – Schattenläufer (Album – Echozone)

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Genre/Influences: EBM, Industrial, Experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This is the second full length album by German formation Tevalik. The work got preceded by several singles.

Content: Tevalik’s new work can’t be labeled as one specific music genre, but rather is the sum of various influences such as EBM, Industrial and something Minimal-Electro-Experimental. Most of the songs are sung in German, but there are also a few, scarce, songs featuring English vocals. The work stands out for its sterile, vocal, production and pumping kicks that make it all quite danceable. The last track is a remix Telavik made for Wumpscut.

+ + + : I can absolutely speak of a total innovation, but either way this work sounds refreshing and somewhere original. I’m totally sold on the mix of various influences resulting in a ‘hybrid’ sound between EBM and Industrial with an irresistible, minimal touch on top. This is an original production that definitely deserves more attention. The female vocals have something demanding and therefore sexy.

– – – : The last song of the album (not the Wumpscut-remix) sounds as a poorly inspired outro although not really a reason to complain.

Conclusion: “Schattenläufer” is a band that took me by surprise; it’s maybe not the most accessible sound although one you gone like if you’re in search of something ‘different’ in Electronic music.

Best songs: “Nur Ihre Tränen”, “Netzhass”, “Schattenläufer”, “Fremde Neue Welt”, Freakstreet”.  

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.tevalik.com / www.facebook.com/Tevalik

Label: www.echozone.de / www.facebook.com/EchozoneMusic

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