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”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.
Donate Bitcoin to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin
Donate Ethereum to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum
Donate Tether to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether