Uncarnate – Weak Protein Life (CD EP – Uncarnate)
Genre/Influences: Body-pop, minimal-electro-pop.
Background/Info: Uncarnate is a new and young Polish band set up by Adam Radziszewski and Wojciech Jarzębak. “Weak Protein Life” is their self-released debut production featuring 5 songs and 4 remixes.
Content: The very first tones directly reveal the main source of inspiration the duo is dealing with. The composition is driven by elements of electro-pop and EBM. The writing is rather minimal-like, but quite well-crafted and accomplished with some little details.
The vocals have a robotic touch, which is fitting with the sound. The cadence remains rather slow, but danceable.
The remixes have been made by My Neighbour Is, Exemia, Audiocentesis and Cold Therapy. These bands inject some diversity to the EP and I’m especially referring to the somewhat dubby & psychedelic remix of “Artist” by My Neighbour Is.
+ + + : The minimalism running through this work is a real interesting element. Uncarnate is not exactly emulating classical electro-pop standards, but tries to create a unique vision of electro-pop music. The song “Artist” is a real noticeable cut for its global production.
– – – : I’m missing a little bit more passion in the vocals. The robotic style is pretty good, but a little bit more conviction would be a bonus. This EP features cool songs, but unfortunately no hit.
Conclusion: I like the personal approach of this band, which takes off with a creative composition. I’m sure there’s much more potential hiding behind this band than what they’ve shown so let’s keep an eye on them.
Best songs: “Artist”, “Singularity”, “Singularity – Audiocentesis Rmx”.
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