Cinemascape - Night Vision
Synthpop, New Wave Cinemascape from Sweden was formed in October 2005. A band to which image and style are important as they attempt to combine exciting music with visual inventiveness. Fashion, art, cinema and literature are their vital sources of inspiration. 'Night Vision' is the first single from Cinemascape's debut album 'The Falling Impossible'. It includes in addition to the album version, several remixes of the title.

What a beautiful start, symphonic synthpop perhaps, as we are greeted by violins, then combined with keyboards. The soft clear vocals then take their place, some good lyrics and chorus make it real electropop to sing-a-long to.

Chorus:
We can never get enough
Our bond is much too strong
Let's rejuvenate
Let's restart
We decided skin to skin
All we want to do is win
We will always crave night vision

This has a real feel good factor and sound, as it's so melodic, and enchanting. As well as being a romantic song of course. In the right situation could easily bring tears to your eyes. I think it could be easy to kill this song in a remix so I hope nobody has.

The "synthesizer fox mix by channel east" remix takes away those lovely violins but almost equally replaces them with echoing vocals and synths. Some nice synth lines and a great beat. They have kept the great melody and the nice synth backing and beat make it a good remix, and they have far from killed it.

Next we have "Skin To Skin Mix by Cinemascape", with violins initially followed by keyboards and some other unnecessary sounds. I think I know what the "raspberries" are for, but unless it's for cabaret purposes why bother ruining such a great track. There is a time and place for everything so they say and that includes 'irony'.

The "Paradoxal Remix" quickly attempts to make things much darker, using louder and more prominent synths and then piano with violins in the background. Great until that piano stops and then it seems to lose the plot and is disjointed. The vocals and piano appear about half way through and pick it up again and save it. Towards the end it seems to straighten out a lot and offers us some great sounds.

Now the "Extended Version by Cinemascape", which has a different synth start and a slower beat. You really need to give this a chance as first time round I didn't take it all in and I was initiallly thinking this is completely unnecessary as the album version is almost perfect. The synths and drums combine so well, more like classic synthpop, but with an elegant difference.

The "RMX by Laux", again an orchestral start, much faster beat with a experimental slant. The synths give it a more futurepop anthemic sound and after a couple of plays I got to really like this one and could even be a floor filler with its more trance like Moroder like sound. It has a really good beat to lose yourself in.

We complete with "Carved Souls Infrared Mix", and almost immediately are met by some heavenly sounding synths and keyboards. The great synth music, combined with the beat also makes it much more a pure and classic synthpop dance track although with a hint of darkness.

Conclusion:
"Night Vision" is a good choice of single from the album. Featuring some excellent synth music and vocals. If you really like the album track then I recommend the single with its remixes to you. May well appeal to those who like Soft Cell, Erasure, and even Bronski Beat as the music particularly the remixes do have some dance orientation. At least there is some variation in musical styles on this single to keep it interesting although it does almost go to far. Could be described as electropop done in a "New Romantic" style, watch the "Night Vision" official video on YouTube and you will see exactly what I mean. My first choice of remixes is "Night vision (synthesizer fox mix by channel east)".
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Cinemascape - Night Vision

Cinemascape from Sweden was formed in October 2005. A band to which image and style are important as they attempt to combine exciting music with visual inventiveness. Fashion, art, cinema and literature are their vital sources of inspiration. 'Night Vision' is the first single from Cinemascape's debut album 'The Falling Impossible'. It includes in addition to the album version, several remixes of the title.

What a beautiful start, symphonic synthpop perhaps, as we are greeted by violins, then combined with keyboards. The soft clear vocals then take their place, some good lyrics and chorus make it real electropop to sing-a-long to.

Chorus:
We can never get enough
Our bond is much too strong
Let's rejuvenate
Let's restart
We decided skin to skin
All we want to do is win
We will always crave night vision

This has a real feel good factor and sound, as it's so melodic, and enchanting. As well as being a romantic song of course. In the right situation could easily bring tears to your eyes. I think it could be easy to kill this song in a remix so I hope nobody has.

The "synthesizer fox mix by channel east" remix takes away those lovely violins but almost equally replaces them with echoing vocals and synths. Some nice synth lines and a great beat. They have kept the great melody and the nice synth backing and beat make it a good remix, and they have far from killed it.

Next we have "Skin To Skin Mix by Cinemascape", with violins initially followed by keyboards and some other unnecessary sounds. I think I know what the "raspberries" are for, but unless it's for cabaret purposes why bother ruining such a great track. There is a time and place for everything so they say and that includes 'irony'.

The "Paradoxal Remix" quickly attempts to make things much darker, using louder and more prominent synths and then piano with violins in the background. Great until that piano stops and then it seems to lose the plot and is disjointed. The vocals and piano appear about half way through and pick it up again and save it. Towards the end it seems to straighten out a lot and offers us some great sounds.

Now the "Extended Version by Cinemascape", which has a different synth start and a slower beat. You really need to give this a chance as first time round I didn't take it all in and I was initiallly thinking this is completely unnecessary as the album version is almost perfect. The synths and drums combine so well, more like classic synthpop, but with an elegant difference.

The "RMX by Laux", again an orchestral start, much faster beat with a experimental slant. The synths give it a more futurepop anthemic sound and after a couple of plays I got to really like this one and could even be a floor filler with its more trance like Moroder like sound. It has a really good beat to lose yourself in.

We complete with "Carved Souls Infrared Mix", and almost immediately are met by some heavenly sounding synths and keyboards. The great synth music, combined with the beat also makes it much more a pure and classic synthpop dance track although with a hint of darkness.

Conclusion:
"Night Vision" is a good choice of single from the album. Featuring some excellent synth music and vocals. If you really like the album track then I recommend the single with its remixes to you. May well appeal to those who like Soft Cell, Erasure, and even Bronski Beat as the music particularly the remixes do have some dance orientation. At least there is some variation in musical styles on this single to keep it interesting although it does almost go to far. Could be described as electropop done in a "New Romantic" style, watch the "Night Vision" official video on YouTube and you will see exactly what I mean. My first choice of remixes is "Night vision (synthesizer fox mix by channel east)". Aug 03 2012

Danya Malashenkov

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