Empathy Test - Throwing Stones EP
Electropop, New Wave This is gonna be short, simply because the music of UK's 'Empathy Test' is something that needs to be experienced. No words can justify how good this duo from London really is, only your ears can.

'Throwing Stones' is their second EP, following up on their debut 'Losing Touch' that was released earlier this year. I discovered them around the time of their first release, and I just remembered seeing the cover art somewhere on the internet and I was blown away by it. Surely it was something I had to check out, and I had no idea what a treat I was in for. Never before have I seen album art so in sync with the music. This really puts a new meaning to the phrase "Never judge a record (book) by its cover." In this case, you most certainly can, because the content is just as good or even better than the cover.

Well that was their first release, and it was an excellent one. However on their second EP they take it even further, and make it pretty much as good as it can get. If you've never heard them do yourself a favour and go check them out immediately. I can guarantee you that you won't be disappointed if you're into dreamy, gloomy synth that brings back all the good things from the eighties, just reincarnated in a modern package with wavy synths and a human voice that will make your skin crawl, in a good way. Isaac Howlett's voice is simply put some of the best I've heard in a really long time. Combined with the beautiful lyrics it's bound to make an impact straight at your heart. It's dark and haunting, it makes you sad but at the same time happy. It's cold and gloomy and it's with no doubt, romantic.

There really is no need to point out specific tracks, 'Throwing Stones' has four tracks. It's not much, but it's all you need to know and it's four perfect tracks. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a perfect release. The music, vocals, lyrics, production and artwork is nothing less than amazing. As an EP it really can't get any better than this.

At the moment there isn't anything quite like 'Empathy Test'.
Indeed, "And here is the place, when I die,
I want you to bury me"
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Empathy Test - Throwing Stones EP

This is gonna be short, simply because the music of UK's 'Empathy Test' is something that needs to be experienced. No words can justify how good this duo from London really is, only your ears can.

'Throwing Stones' is their second EP, following up on their debut 'Losing Touch' that was released earlier this year. I discovered them around the time of their first release, and I just remembered seeing the cover art somewhere on the internet and I was blown away by it. Surely it was something I had to check out, and I had no idea what a treat I was in for. Never before have I seen album art so in sync with the music. This really puts a new meaning to the phrase "Never judge a record (book) by its cover." In this case, you most certainly can, because the content is just as good or even better than the cover.

Well that was their first release, and it was an excellent one. However on their second EP they take it even further, and make it pretty much as good as it can get. If you've never heard them do yourself a favour and go check them out immediately. I can guarantee you that you won't be disappointed if you're into dreamy, gloomy synth that brings back all the good things from the eighties, just reincarnated in a modern package with wavy synths and a human voice that will make your skin crawl, in a good way. Isaac Howlett's voice is simply put some of the best I've heard in a really long time. Combined with the beautiful lyrics it's bound to make an impact straight at your heart. It's dark and haunting, it makes you sad but at the same time happy. It's cold and gloomy and it's with no doubt, romantic.

There really is no need to point out specific tracks, 'Throwing Stones' has four tracks. It's not much, but it's all you need to know and it's four perfect tracks. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a perfect release. The music, vocals, lyrics, production and artwork is nothing less than amazing. As an EP it really can't get any better than this.

At the moment there isn't anything quite like 'Empathy Test'.
Indeed, "And here is the place, when I die,
I want you to bury me" Dec 08 2014

Kjetil Haugen

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