Aeon Rings - Floods
Darkwave, Electropop 'Floods' is the debut EP from Brooklyn duo 'Aeon Rings' consisting of members Davey Partain and Chuck Flores. And from the moment you put it on you just know that this is something special.

With influences from the dark eighties as well as modern synth they've managed to put together a five track EP that is rock solid from start to finish.

I won't deny that I am a big fan of this genre, and 'Floods' has been spinning in my ears constantly for the last week. The songs are simply so addictive it's hard not to keep it on repeat. As I mentioned there is clearly a great deal of inspiration from the eighties in various forms. It's poppy with a dark twist and it's gloomy with brilliantly lush synths. The vocals are deep with just the right amount of variation, in one moment Davey Partain sounds like Andrew Eldritch and in another he might sound a bit like David Bowie. While sounding like others at times he still has a distinctive and original voice that perfectly fits the music and never becomes boring or repetitive. His voice is powerful and I'm impressed at how deep he's able to go at times, it reaches emotional levels and hits you right in the heart. You combine this with the excellent production and great melodies and you have a debut that is extremely catchy, heavy, dark and brilliant all at the same time.

Releasing an EP and not an album may be a good thing, even though I'm sure they would have no trouble making a full length that is as good or even better (if even possible), but it's genius to make five songs and leave the listener wanting more, which is what they do here. I simply find myself wanting more, a lot more. The songs are so catchy and good, which may explain why it's been on repeat every time I put it on. All the five tracks are well crafted and there is no fillers on it, they sound fresh and original, they never sound the same and they all have it's own place on the EP. There is no bad or even mediocre tracks. My favourite track is the beautiful and lovely closing track "Time To Run". It's the perfect ending to this excellent and highly addictive EP.

It would be an understatement to say that I am impressed with this debut, it's this kind of music I identify myself with and it combines the genres I love most and does it's own thing with it. I can only imagine what they will be able to do on their second attempt, but there is no doubt it will be great.
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Brutal Resonance

Aeon Rings - Floods

'Floods' is the debut EP from Brooklyn duo 'Aeon Rings' consisting of members Davey Partain and Chuck Flores. And from the moment you put it on you just know that this is something special.

With influences from the dark eighties as well as modern synth they've managed to put together a five track EP that is rock solid from start to finish.

I won't deny that I am a big fan of this genre, and 'Floods' has been spinning in my ears constantly for the last week. The songs are simply so addictive it's hard not to keep it on repeat. As I mentioned there is clearly a great deal of inspiration from the eighties in various forms. It's poppy with a dark twist and it's gloomy with brilliantly lush synths. The vocals are deep with just the right amount of variation, in one moment Davey Partain sounds like Andrew Eldritch and in another he might sound a bit like David Bowie. While sounding like others at times he still has a distinctive and original voice that perfectly fits the music and never becomes boring or repetitive. His voice is powerful and I'm impressed at how deep he's able to go at times, it reaches emotional levels and hits you right in the heart. You combine this with the excellent production and great melodies and you have a debut that is extremely catchy, heavy, dark and brilliant all at the same time.

Releasing an EP and not an album may be a good thing, even though I'm sure they would have no trouble making a full length that is as good or even better (if even possible), but it's genius to make five songs and leave the listener wanting more, which is what they do here. I simply find myself wanting more, a lot more. The songs are so catchy and good, which may explain why it's been on repeat every time I put it on. All the five tracks are well crafted and there is no fillers on it, they sound fresh and original, they never sound the same and they all have it's own place on the EP. There is no bad or even mediocre tracks. My favourite track is the beautiful and lovely closing track "Time To Run". It's the perfect ending to this excellent and highly addictive EP.

It would be an understatement to say that I am impressed with this debut, it's this kind of music I identify myself with and it combines the genres I love most and does it's own thing with it. I can only imagine what they will be able to do on their second attempt, but there is no doubt it will be great. Oct 02 2014

Kjetil Haugen

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