Genre/Influences: Experimental, Electronic, Punk-Pop, EBM.
Background/Info: We welcome the Ukrainian-Swiss project Twins In Fear. The female duo driven by Maria and Lena, was previously active as background singers and dancers in different bands. They started their own band unleashing their very first album by Scanner.
Content: Most of the songs have been sung in German, but you’ll also notice 3 tracks sung in English. The German vocals and especially the way of singing sometimes has something theatrical, which creates a match with the music. The sound is hard to define, but mixing elements of Electro-Experimental music together with Electro/Punk-Pop, Trip-Hop and harder EBM influences (especially for the English sung tracks). Some elements of the production remind me of Grausame Töchter. There’s some minimalism running through this work, which makes me think of songs made for a visual goal.
+ + + : This album stands for originality although it also is a real challenge. Most of the tracks aren’t easily accessible pieces, but that’s just the strength of Twins In Fear; this duo dares to innovate and explore new paths. I like the minimalism running through the songs; you sometimes get the feeling parts have been composed as a lullaby while others with piano arrangements for theatre. But the harder pieces –sung in English, have the power to entertain the clubs. You also can feel drama and passion in the production of the vocals.
– – – : I’ll always support originality, but it’s not easy to conquer a wider audience with this kind of music. It maybe depends if those girls will bring their music to the stage; a great show might for sure catch the attention of the audience.
Conclusion: Twins In Fear is a band with different faces; it’s a bit complex, but definitely worth giving it a listen and making up your own mind.
Best songs: “Angst”, “The Hunt”, “Unification”, “Abseits”.