Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, wave-pop.
Background/Info: Based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) the duo Josef Stapel – Szilard Kun have already released two album and are actually working on their new opus, planned to be released later on this year. “Isolation” features two songs that will be released on the next album and one, older, but exclusive B-side cut.
Content: The last album (cf. “Intronaut”) already was a fascinating listening and this new EP is exactly the same. The main difference is that I experienced the songs as more personal. “Isolation” is dark synth-pop experience featuring retro sound treatments and an evasive sensation.
+ + + : The spooky pop approach is pretty exciting. There are some minimal sound treatments running through the songs. “Fading Into you” is a real cool cut, with an exciting vintage touch on top. But I also have to mention the previously unreleased “State Controlled Illusions”. Last, but not least I like this kind of singles/EP’s featuring 3 different songs; it’s retro-like and in my opinion, much more exciting than EP’s featuring a countless number of remixes.
– – – : I’m maybe missing a little power boost in the songs, but you don’t hear me to complain.
Conclusion: There’s no better way to introduce your next full length than releasing such a cool EP!
Best songs: “Fading Into You”, “State Controlled Illusions”, “Shell We Live In”.