We Are The Line – Songs Of Light & Darkness (CD EP – La Ligne Productions)

We Are The Line – Songs Of Light & Darkness

Genre/Influences: IDM, experimental, electro-pop.

Background/Info: I discovered this French formation by their previous EP “Through The Crack”, which was a nice experimental-pop format. This next work reveals 6 new cuts so in the end it rather looks like a mini-album instead of an EP.

Content: The electro-pop and experimental format featured at “Through The Crack” are still running through the new work, but the global production became more sophisticated and IDM-orientated. We indeed discover an intelligent sound writing with great electronic treatments and spooky, haunting vocals, which also have something sensual. The way of singing sometimes reminds me of Dave Gahan, which is not that surprising as Depeche Mode is one of the bands sources of inspiration.

+ + + : This EP definitely appears to be a step forward in the young career of We Are The Line. It’s a modern and refreshing production with brilliant sound treatments and a sound that has been seriously improved. The vocals are passionate, which is another fascinating aspect of this work.

– – – : I don’t have minus points, but just regret that this is not a full length album. That might be the next step…

Conclusion: We Are The Line is a band I kept an eye on and this new work simply confirms I’d a good feeling about their potential. I’m really wondering how they next work will sound like, but I hope they’ll go on this way.

Best songs: “An Hymn For Them All”, “Man Of Mistfortune”, “Undone”.

Rate: (7½).

Artist: www.wearetheline.org/fr /  www.facebook.com/WeAreTheLineBand

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