Apraxia - Trite Permission
New Wave, Synthpop Alright ladies and gents, it's time for a review of Apraxia's album 'Trite Permission'. I had never heard of the Detroit based one man band founded by Alex Valoczki before I got the digital promo sent to me and unfortunately I have some concerns.

The album starts out with some pretty good synthpop tunes that are heavily spiced with late 80's Depeche Mode and it's more than a chunk of 'Black Celebration' punched into this production. The first four tracks "The Future", "Glass", "Stranger" and "Cyberchrist" are all really well performed and if you are keen on the 80's you are bound to like it. So far so good, but then things take a strange turn.

The first time I heard "Blue and Grey" I thought it was the pretty standard "in-the-middle-of-the-album-instrumental-tune", so I started flipping forward in the playlist and to my devastation, the rest of the album where totally instrumental part from the Depeche Mode cover "Strange Love" and a remix of "The Future". Why? Well, since this is a retrospective album from the years 99-07 my only answer would be that it's from different time periods. Instrumental tracks in it self is not a bad thing, but to my opinion all of them are totally misplaced by the setup the first four tracks accomplished and most importantly they are not so fun to hear even once.

If the whole album where alike the synthpop of the first four tracks, the album would be pretty good and been in the region of the 7-8 rating, but in this format, you listen to the first four tracks and then start all over again.
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Apraxia - Trite Permission

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2008
Alright ladies and gents, it's time for a review of Apraxia's album 'Trite Permission'. I had never heard of the Detroit based one man band founded by Alex Valoczki before I got the digital promo sent to me and unfortunately I have some concerns.

The album starts out with some pretty good synthpop tunes that are heavily spiced with late 80's Depeche Mode and it's more than a chunk of 'Black Celebration' punched into this production. The first four tracks "The Future", "Glass", "Stranger" and "Cyberchrist" are all really well performed and if you are keen on the 80's you are bound to like it. So far so good, but then things take a strange turn.

The first time I heard "Blue and Grey" I thought it was the pretty standard "in-the-middle-of-the-album-instrumental-tune", so I started flipping forward in the playlist and to my devastation, the rest of the album where totally instrumental part from the Depeche Mode cover "Strange Love" and a remix of "The Future". Why? Well, since this is a retrospective album from the years 99-07 my only answer would be that it's from different time periods. Instrumental tracks in it self is not a bad thing, but to my opinion all of them are totally misplaced by the setup the first four tracks accomplished and most importantly they are not so fun to hear even once.

If the whole album where alike the synthpop of the first four tracks, the album would be pretty good and been in the region of the 7-8 rating, but in this format, you listen to the first four tracks and then start all over again.
Aug 26 2009

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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