Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Ramzig Tekeyan is the creative force hebind The Search for more than twenty years. The Swedish project active since 1999 has released multiple works (mainly on afmusic) and now joined hands with Aenaos Records for its newest record. “Some Place Far Away” was originally composed on acoustic guitar and next transposed into electronics.
Content: The Search is mainly inspired by the magic of the 80s new-wave movement. The songs sound sweet and definitely pop-driven reminding me artists like Everything But The Girl and even Prefab Sprout. The production has something dreamy-like, the songs are sweet and giving you a feel-good sensation.
+ + + : This kind of pop music has something of go everywhere music. It sounds refreshing with this good-old 80s touch on top. It’s the kind of music that gets you relaxed. The songs are well-crafted resulting in an easy listening experience.
– – – : I like sweet-pop music, but I’m missing a few high lights. The songs are too similar and I can’t say there’s one potential hit featured at the album.
Conclusion: This album stands for feel-good pop without climaxes!
Best songs: “Forever In My Dreams”, “Horizon”, “Agency”.