The Process Void – Dreams Of Departure (CD EP – Green Mutant Recordings)

Genre/Influences: New-wave. Background/Info: Alex J Wise is an Australian artist operating from Sydney and who…

Genre/Influences: New-wave.

Background/Info: Alex J Wise is an Australian artist operating from Sydney and who started composing music during the 90s. He made some remixes for artists like Angelspit, Tycho Brahe, Technoromance ao. This debut EP features 5 different cuts (reminding me the good-old mini-album format) and has been co-produced, mixed and mastered by Claus Larsen (Leather Strip, Klute, Am Tierpark).

Content: I can’t remember to have ever heard a song from The Process Void. I discovered a sound reminding me of the 80s new-wave movement. Electronics and guitar have been used while you also will notice the sound that will remind you of the good-old rhythm boxes. Some tracks and even vocal parts remind me of the great Belgian new-wave formations Red Zebra and Siglo XX.

+ + + : No doubt about it, The Process Void has found the secret formula to bring the 80s spirit back to life. I can imagine Claus Larsen (being a devoted 80s lover) probably accentuated this link with the past. The songs are easy listening pieces of darkness and melancholia while Alex J Wise has the right timbre of voice for this kind of music.

– – – : I can’t get away from the idea that the songs could have been a bit ‘harder’. I’m missing a truly climax and I can’t say to have found a potential hit on this EP.

Conclusion: “Dreams Of Departure” features a few cool ideas, which the artist now has to elaborate.

Best songs: “Konstellation”.

Rate: (6).

Band & Label: www.theprocessvoid.com / www.facebook.com/theprocessvoid



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