April 12, 2024

The Walking Icon – We Are Memory (Album – Negative Gain Productions)

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

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Israeli-Russian duo The Walking Icon released their newest opus by the end of 2023. Sasha Rempel and Dmitry Osipov are already active for a while now and released eight new songs plus two remixes.

Content: It’s not that easy to catch the sound of this work which rather sounds like the offspring between different influences; definitely Electronic by mixing Pop and Trip-Pop but still Dark/Cold-Wave with a song reminding me of Trisomy 21. On top emerges Sasha Rempel’s fragile, sweet timbre of voice. Remixes have been done by Ner/Ogris and Sonum Unum.

+ + + : The fragile and passionate vocals are for sure one of the main strengths behind this project but there also is a true communion with the music -which is mainly electronic, although featuring subtle guitar play. “Stratosphere” sounds like a cool Club-song driven by danceable vibes and angelic vocals.

– – – : The last part of the work but especially the remixes don’t add any bonus.

Conclusion: The Walking Icon stands for a very own approach to Electronic music.

Best songs: “Stratosphere”, “Neurome”, “The Trail”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/thewalkingicon

Label: www.negativegain.com / www.facebook.com/NegativeGain

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