Total Chroma – Lapland (Album – Negative Gain Productions)

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Genre/Influences: Body-Pop, Industrial-Pop, Dark-Pop.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background/Info: “Lapland” is the second album by Total Chroma. This solo-project  based in Vancouver (Canada) is driven by Isku ‘Robert’ Katerwol (also involved with projects like Wire Spine, Weird Candle ao). The opus features ten songs and is meant as ‘an exploration of Katerwol’s Sami lineage’.  

Content: The songs are definitely driven by Electro-Pop revealing a dark and harsh exposure. That’s why I’m referring to Industrial-Pop music. A few songs feature female, guest, vocalists injecting a graceful touch to the work. 

+ + + : I like the atypical Electro-Pop which is composed with Industrial sound treatments creating a tough production. One of the songs “Mind In Stasis” featuring guest vocals by Carrellee sounds as one of the most danceable cuts. I also want to mention “Northern Lights” reminding me now and then of Mr.Kitty.

– – – : The album is missing a few more highlights so in the end I got the feeling there’s more potential in this project than featured on the album.

Conclusion: Electro-Pop music for darker souls.

Best songs: “Mind In Stasis featuring Carrellee”, “Northern Lights”, “Red State featuring Devours”.

Rate: 7.

Artist: www.facebook.com/totalchroma

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

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