!distain - On/Off
Synthpop With their trademark sound that somehow always manages to have a hint of melancholy, !distain releases their sixth studio longplay album. With songs like "Monokultur", "100%" and "6th floor" most hardcore fans of synthpop will have something they like in this album.

!distain is a band that stands out. When many bands in the electronic genres leave a lot to wish for in the singing department, !distain has a singer who not only has a fantastic voice but also delivers a feeling of sadness and melancholy, no matter how upbeat or slow paced the song is. The magic in all this lies in the fact that it sounds correct and not out of place. To mention an earlier song as example: "Dance in heaven" is a prime example of this as it is a very upbeat song with some really heavy lyrics. And despite beeing excellent on the dancefloor it also manages to deliver the feeling and flow behind the tragic lyrics.

To mention something that gives this album that little extra zing ,I will have to mention the intro on "6th floor". A short piece of instrumental celtic and bagpipe inspired intro that anyone who has listened to and appreciated the music of celtic bands like Clannad or Loreena McKennit will get goosebumps from.
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Brutal Resonance

!distain - On/Off

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Echozone
With their trademark sound that somehow always manages to have a hint of melancholy, !distain releases their sixth studio longplay album. With songs like "Monokultur", "100%" and "6th floor" most hardcore fans of synthpop will have something they like in this album.

!distain is a band that stands out. When many bands in the electronic genres leave a lot to wish for in the singing department, !distain has a singer who not only has a fantastic voice but also delivers a feeling of sadness and melancholy, no matter how upbeat or slow paced the song is. The magic in all this lies in the fact that it sounds correct and not out of place. To mention an earlier song as example: "Dance in heaven" is a prime example of this as it is a very upbeat song with some really heavy lyrics. And despite beeing excellent on the dancefloor it also manages to deliver the feeling and flow behind the tragic lyrics.

To mention something that gives this album that little extra zing ,I will have to mention the intro on "6th floor". A short piece of instrumental celtic and bagpipe inspired intro that anyone who has listened to and appreciated the music of celtic bands like Clannad or Loreena McKennit will get goosebumps from.
Mar 12 2012

Magnus Pettersson

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