Genre/Influences: Synthesizer music, electronic, psychedelic, cinematographic.
Background/Info: Vieon is a Coventry (UK) based duo inspired by some of the finest and most influential synthesizer artists on history. Their album “The Sound Of The Future” got a very enthusiastic response in their homeland where they toured a lot during 2015. They are now back on track unleashing 7 new cuts, which are available in a strictly limited cassette edition.
Content: Vieon clearly enlarges the sound horizon of Analogue Trash Records, which I first of all associate with electro-pop & body-pop music. Vieon sounds like it is composing in a distant galaxy together with electronic pioneers like Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and co. This is a sound universe of reverie and psychedelic synth resonances.
“Fly By Night” clearly smells like vintage electronics leading the listener into prosperity. It’s a relaxing experience, which sounds pretty space-like. It has been accentuated by typical robotic vocal parts. The evasive feeling makes it all pretty cinematographic-like.
The most surprising and somewhat different cut (cf. “Fly By Light”) reminds me a bit of Daft Punk, which is another pioneer, but in a different genre.
+ + + : If you like good-old synthesizer music this EP will fulfill all expectations. This is pure space-electronica.
– – – : All tracks are well-crafted and enjoyable, but I’m missing a climax. This is for sure the main difference compared to the band’s famous sources of inspiration.
Conclusion: Reflecting to the title of their album “The Sound Of The Future”, this EP clearly reveals the answer, which can be found in the secrets and analog tricks of the past.
Best songs: “Fly By Light”, “Transmission”.
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