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The Overlookers – Teenage Wet Dreams (CD Album – BOREDOMproduct)

By May 20,2019

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop.

Background/Info: The last year released EP “Driving Fast” revealed a new band at BOREDOMproduct. It was not very clear who was hiding behind this ‘new’ project, but the album now brings an answer. I presumed it consists of musicians familiar with the French label and I right I was. ‘XY’ (Foretaste) and ‘JB’ (Dekad) joined hands to set up this crazy project inspired by American vintage red cars, thriller movies and electronic music.

Content: The album takes off with the title song of the EP, which remains the absolute master cut from the album. This is great electro/robotic music with a kind of astral-EBM touch on top. The other songs featured at the EP (except the cover version of “Unchained Melody”) were remixes while the album features the original edits. So in the end we get 6 ‘new’ songs plus 4 familiar ones. The sound remains pretty astral-pop like with the typical ‘bleeping’ sequences –most of the label bands are dealing with, on top. I noticed a few 60s elements, which more sounds as a wink instead of a real source of inspiration.

+ + + : The album is characterized by cool sound treatments, which are also a kind of BOREDOMproduct trademark. It feels like all bands and artists are related with each other. It creates the typical electro-pop sound of the label and The Overlookers are definitely part of it. The songs are sophisticated and sung with rather sexy vocals. “Driving Fast” remains a ‘potential’ hit; it’s an original and efficient song with some EBM dimension on top. The somewhat darker sounding “Inhale” and “Porn Night” are other noticeable cuts. And I also have to mention “Prom Night” for its great bass line. Last, but not least I have to say a word about the cool artwork and especially the front cover of this digipak format.

– – – : I regret some songs remain pretty short. I also have a double feeling with “Give Me More”, which sounds original, but not exactly efficient.

Conclusion: The Overlookers sounds as a successful collaboration between two label mates. The sound is not exactly reinventing the label roster, but will simply please the BOREDOMproduction fan base.

Best songs: “Driving Fast”, “Prom Night”, “Speak To The Devil”, “Inhale”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: www.facebook.com/theoverlookersmusic

Label: www.boredomproduct.online.fr / www.facebook.com/boredomproduct

 

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