Genre/Influences: Electro-Wave, Cyber-Goth.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: British Torturetekk was originally set up as a side-project to Athamay. They released the album “Revelling In Perversion”, which remained their single opus till Sean and Jo brought the band back to life in 2019. Lisa J became the new singer and they released “Nightfall” by the end of 2020.
Content: It’s nearly impossible comparing this album with its predecessor although there’s a similar taste for simple, but dark atmospheric Electronics. Mixing elements of Electro-Wave and Cyber-Goth, the songs have a melodic- and danceable touch. Some passages have been accentuated by guitar riffs. Lisa J has a totally different timbre of voice than the former singer Jess Highmoor. The album also features 2 cover versions; one of NIN (cf. “Closer”) and the other of Eurythmics’ (cf. “Sweet Dreams”).
+ + + : I first of all salute the comeback of this band. I’d the honor to write some lyrics for their debut album so it’s with great pleasure I discovered this new work. I personally like the last part of the album revealing a few more elaborated and punchy songs. “Win Your Love Club Mix” is a pretty efficient dancefloor cut. I also have to mention “Falling For You”, which sound-wise reminds me of Athamay.
– – – : The sound mixing is rather poor and somewhat undermining the global production. The songs are also missing some elaboration –except the last songs.
Conclusion: It’s great to see Torturetekk back in business, but this work is not exactly a major success.
Best songs: “Win Your Love Club Mix”, “Faling For You”, “Alpha One”.