Alpha Point - High Like The Angels
Futurepop, Electro Alpha Point, our old acquaintance from the two EP releases on Synthematik is now here with his debut full-length album 'High Like The Angels', which strangely enough is named exactly like his last EP release. That's bound to create some confusion, isn't it? "Have you heard the 'High Like The Angels' release from Alpha Point" - "Ehmn, which one?".

Since 2010 when we last heard something from him, Alpha Point manages to win a contest, and also a release deal, on the electronic mainstream label Out of Line. Even though the album was already recorded and finished more or less back in 2010/2011, it has not seen the light of day until now.

And I'm happy that it is finally here, because Alpha Point really extends into something more than the tracks from the EP releases, making the whole world see that he is capable of delivering a full-length album.

Some of the material we have heard before from his previous EP releases, like "Things I Do", "Alive", "High Like The Angels" and "God's Anger". Part from a reprise version of "High Like The Angels" (will come back to that one later) and the Intro, it leave us with 6 brand new and unreleased tracks.

In many of his songs, he incorporates a heavy guitar, especially during the choruses. I can somewhat understand the thought behind this, the same reason that many electro bands have a guitar on stage during their live shows. Unfortunately, I must say that Alpha Point is at is best when it is strict electro. The guitar somehow adds a dirty layer on the somewhat elegant melodies and vocals, making a slight clash happen.

My favorite tracks on this release is "Things I Do", the slower "Wind", and the beautiful reprise of "High Like The Angels" in a ballad form, beautiful and really forces you to listen to the great lyrics. It might actually be the best track of the album, ironically enough.

Alpha Point have released a solid debut album with a set of good tracks, perhaps some fine tuning to make the different parts of the tracks form somewhat more of a symbiosis would have given it a slightly higher grade, still, a very strong 7 on the borders of an 8.

However, I'm not sure that Out of Line is the right label for Alpha Point, I feel he might be left in the shadows while the Justin Biebers of the genre steal all the spotlight.
4
Brutal Resonance

Alpha Point - High Like The Angels

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Out of Line
Alpha Point, our old acquaintance from the two EP releases on Synthematik is now here with his debut full-length album 'High Like The Angels', which strangely enough is named exactly like his last EP release. That's bound to create some confusion, isn't it? "Have you heard the 'High Like The Angels' release from Alpha Point" - "Ehmn, which one?".

Since 2010 when we last heard something from him, Alpha Point manages to win a contest, and also a release deal, on the electronic mainstream label Out of Line. Even though the album was already recorded and finished more or less back in 2010/2011, it has not seen the light of day until now.

And I'm happy that it is finally here, because Alpha Point really extends into something more than the tracks from the EP releases, making the whole world see that he is capable of delivering a full-length album.

Some of the material we have heard before from his previous EP releases, like "Things I Do", "Alive", "High Like The Angels" and "God's Anger". Part from a reprise version of "High Like The Angels" (will come back to that one later) and the Intro, it leave us with 6 brand new and unreleased tracks.

In many of his songs, he incorporates a heavy guitar, especially during the choruses. I can somewhat understand the thought behind this, the same reason that many electro bands have a guitar on stage during their live shows. Unfortunately, I must say that Alpha Point is at is best when it is strict electro. The guitar somehow adds a dirty layer on the somewhat elegant melodies and vocals, making a slight clash happen.

My favorite tracks on this release is "Things I Do", the slower "Wind", and the beautiful reprise of "High Like The Angels" in a ballad form, beautiful and really forces you to listen to the great lyrics. It might actually be the best track of the album, ironically enough.

Alpha Point have released a solid debut album with a set of good tracks, perhaps some fine tuning to make the different parts of the tracks form somewhat more of a symbiosis would have given it a slightly higher grade, still, a very strong 7 on the borders of an 8.

However, I'm not sure that Out of Line is the right label for Alpha Point, I feel he might be left in the shadows while the Justin Biebers of the genre steal all the spotlight.
Apr 27 2012

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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