The Bleak Assembly – We Become Strangers (EP – The Bleak Assembly)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Wave-Pop.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: We welcome the debut-EP from American duo The Bleak Assembly. Behind this new formation hides Kimberly Kornmeier (Bow Ever Down) and Michael Smith (Fiction8).

Content: The work features 4 songs which are clearly inspired by good-old New/Dark-Wave. The evasive and melancholic guitar playing reminds me of The Cure.

+ + + : The songs are literally carried by the charismatic vocals of Kimberly. The songs are covered by a delicious, melancholic, perfume which is mainly emerging at the opening song. The 4 songs are an interesting introduction to this new formation.

– – – : I like evasive productions in the Dark-Wave style however I’m missing a true climax here.

Conclusion: Let’s keep an eye on this new project which must have more potential than what came out at this debut.

Best songs: “Slow Down Time”.

Rate: 6½.


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