Victoria Lukas & Jauzas The Shining – Scrutinizing You (EP – Space Factory)

By Jun 6,2020

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Genre/Influences: Minimal-electro.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Victoria Lukas and Jauzas The Shining move on withtheir collaborative efforts, which already resulted in a few releases. After the “Multiple”-EP released last year, this new work is their second production released by the French label Space Factory.

Content: “Scrutinizing You” features 4 tracks, which clearly are still a deeper exploration of the project’s minimal electro path. The songs are composed with retro sound treatments while driven by a slow cadence.  It totally fits with the half spoken production of the (female) vocals. Both last songs –featuring the title track, are more evasive and reveal a mysterious sphere.

+ + + : I still like the minimalism of the composition and the magic emerging from the vintage sound treatments. The vocals together with the slow tempo both also inject a sensual touch to the work. I especially like the opening track “Where Have You Been”. 

– – – : This EP is missing a real highlight. The sphere has something monotone and sound even a bit surprising for the Space Factory roster.

Conclusion: After having listened to “Multiple” I got the feeling there’s more potential hiding in this project. Unfortunately “Scrutinizing You” doesn’t really convince me.

Best songs: “Where Have You Been”.

Rate: (6).

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