Dusk to Dawn - Existence
Synthpop Formed in 1991 and releasing various material, Dusk to Dawn return after a surge of popularity in recent years leading them to release the Existence EP. This 3 track EP, lasting around 13 minutes can best be described as Dark Synthpop, tracks include: "Sole Survivor", "Homecoming", and "Exit".

After a few listens to the EP, I managed to get quite a good comprehension of each track and their delightfully pleasant sound. "Sole Survivor" reminds me of some VNV Nation work and really cannot be faulted for its quality, a strong opening track on this EP.

The second track, "Homecoming" again resonated sounds of some Covenant work and is the more calmer track on the album, a very soft and elegent flow through the EP on this second track. A strong soothing track for sure with some great lyrical work.

The third track, "Exit" bursts back into the atmostphere of "Sole Survivor" making it a more upbeat track whilst still maintaining the flow of the previous tracks. Again, a strong track, as are all tracks on this EP. Clean mellow vocals mixed with some slightly dark lyrics tied with the very individual sound on each track really sets their music apart.

Negative points are really just content based as opposed to quality of the music. For being so bare in length and variety in terms of other artists and remix work; being able to hear alternate takes or reworks of the tracks from other artists may have not only boosted the enjoyability but maybe also future releases for Dusk to Dawn.

After listening quite a few times, since all three tracks have been stuck in my head the past few days I can safely say that release, however short, is strong. A bold and sharp return for Dusk to Dawn who will hopefully be releasing much more quality work in time.
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Brutal Resonance

Dusk to Dawn - Existence

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2012
Formed in 1991 and releasing various material, Dusk to Dawn return after a surge of popularity in recent years leading them to release the Existence EP. This 3 track EP, lasting around 13 minutes can best be described as Dark Synthpop, tracks include: "Sole Survivor", "Homecoming", and "Exit".

After a few listens to the EP, I managed to get quite a good comprehension of each track and their delightfully pleasant sound. "Sole Survivor" reminds me of some VNV Nation work and really cannot be faulted for its quality, a strong opening track on this EP.

The second track, "Homecoming" again resonated sounds of some Covenant work and is the more calmer track on the album, a very soft and elegent flow through the EP on this second track. A strong soothing track for sure with some great lyrical work.

The third track, "Exit" bursts back into the atmostphere of "Sole Survivor" making it a more upbeat track whilst still maintaining the flow of the previous tracks. Again, a strong track, as are all tracks on this EP. Clean mellow vocals mixed with some slightly dark lyrics tied with the very individual sound on each track really sets their music apart.

Negative points are really just content based as opposed to quality of the music. For being so bare in length and variety in terms of other artists and remix work; being able to hear alternate takes or reworks of the tracks from other artists may have not only boosted the enjoyability but maybe also future releases for Dusk to Dawn.

After listening quite a few times, since all three tracks have been stuck in my head the past few days I can safely say that release, however short, is strong. A bold and sharp return for Dusk to Dawn who will hopefully be releasing much more quality work in time.
Apr 01 2012

Off label

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

Liam Richards

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