Ashbury Heights - Take Cair Paramour
Synthpop, Futurepop Electropop has never been a favorite genre of mine, but a friend told me "you haven't reviewed anything with Ashbury Heights", so I thought to myself "why not give it a shot?". 'Take Cair Paramour' is the second album from the band and this time around, a new member has joined the band. How does this effect the music? I don't have a clue since I have never really listened to the debut album.

So about the music? Well, I can say for one thing for sure. This album has quite a few tracks that really stick to your head and that are truly awesome. Then there are a few good ones that don't really stand out as much so to speak. My favorite tracks are "Anti Ordinary" which is the opening track and its a really powerful one with distorted guitar and catchy melodies and vocals. The other two I've picked out are "I Can Kill You So Easily" which is a track where the female chorus vocals and the melody makes the whole track. And last by not least is the track "Invisible Man" which also have a really catchy chorus that just sucks you in.

What I really like about this album is that the tracks vary a bit even thought they stick to the genre. Even if you don't really like catchy tunes, there are more toned down tracks also. If you like remixes there are quite a bunch of them (a whole second CD to be more exact). While I love the production of this album, it's a bit up and down between the tracks (the mix that is) and it seems that some tracks might be recorded a few years back? Mainly because the voice is very different on some tracks. If you love electropop then this album is a must buy for you and if you don't, just give it a try. I did.
5
Brutal Resonance

Ashbury Heights - Take Cair Paramour

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Out of Line
Electropop has never been a favorite genre of mine, but a friend told me "you haven't reviewed anything with Ashbury Heights", so I thought to myself "why not give it a shot?". 'Take Cair Paramour' is the second album from the band and this time around, a new member has joined the band. How does this effect the music? I don't have a clue since I have never really listened to the debut album.

So about the music? Well, I can say for one thing for sure. This album has quite a few tracks that really stick to your head and that are truly awesome. Then there are a few good ones that don't really stand out as much so to speak. My favorite tracks are "Anti Ordinary" which is the opening track and its a really powerful one with distorted guitar and catchy melodies and vocals. The other two I've picked out are "I Can Kill You So Easily" which is a track where the female chorus vocals and the melody makes the whole track. And last by not least is the track "Invisible Man" which also have a really catchy chorus that just sucks you in.

What I really like about this album is that the tracks vary a bit even thought they stick to the genre. Even if you don't really like catchy tunes, there are more toned down tracks also. If you like remixes there are quite a bunch of them (a whole second CD to be more exact). While I love the production of this album, it's a bit up and down between the tracks (the mix that is) and it seems that some tracks might be recorded a few years back? Mainly because the voice is very different on some tracks. If you love electropop then this album is a must buy for you and if you don't, just give it a try. I did.
Jul 24 2010

Fredrik Croona

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