Lowe - Evolver
Synthpop, Electropop Swedish Lowe is somewhat of an extension of Statemachine, and when the later band went to rest soon a decade ago, Lowe took its place and continued with the set path. Nevertheless, there's quite a big style difference between Statemachine and Lowe. While Statemachine where almost in the essence the sound of Scandinavian darker synthpop, Lowe has a much more British sound.

If you were to be rude, and I would never, you could say that Lowe sounds very similar to Depeche Mode from the 'Exciter' and 'Playing the Angel' era. Even though it's not entirely true, it's not that farfetched. Just listen to the opening track "Alpha Bravo" or "Mirage" and I'm sure you'll see the similarities just like I did. Still, to say that it is a rip off would be very ignorant, because there's so much more to it than that. With the Scandinavian touches, it simply chooses another side path of the same main road.

The third track "Breathe In Breath Out" is the first single from this album release and it's not a bad option. The track is probably the most easy going and radio friendly track of them all with a great hit potential. However, "Mirage" would have worked just as well and is probably my favorite track together with "Breathe In Breath Out", "Alpha Bravo", "Adorable" and "Live to Love".

Lowe has played it smart on 'Evolver' and kept it to a 9 track strong album. The only track I really have some opinions about is the last track called "EdT" where the French words integrated within the English lyrics is a bit to cheesy for me, but the ballad itself is a beautiful tune.

Even though the album never reaches exceptional, it's a strong album that you play from start to finish, well knitted together in something you enjoy in its entirety.
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Lowe - Evolver

Swedish Lowe is somewhat of an extension of Statemachine, and when the later band went to rest soon a decade ago, Lowe took its place and continued with the set path. Nevertheless, there's quite a big style difference between Statemachine and Lowe. While Statemachine where almost in the essence the sound of Scandinavian darker synthpop, Lowe has a much more British sound.

If you were to be rude, and I would never, you could say that Lowe sounds very similar to Depeche Mode from the 'Exciter' and 'Playing the Angel' era. Even though it's not entirely true, it's not that farfetched. Just listen to the opening track "Alpha Bravo" or "Mirage" and I'm sure you'll see the similarities just like I did. Still, to say that it is a rip off would be very ignorant, because there's so much more to it than that. With the Scandinavian touches, it simply chooses another side path of the same main road.

The third track "Breathe In Breath Out" is the first single from this album release and it's not a bad option. The track is probably the most easy going and radio friendly track of them all with a great hit potential. However, "Mirage" would have worked just as well and is probably my favorite track together with "Breathe In Breath Out", "Alpha Bravo", "Adorable" and "Live to Love".

Lowe has played it smart on 'Evolver' and kept it to a 9 track strong album. The only track I really have some opinions about is the last track called "EdT" where the French words integrated within the English lyrics is a bit to cheesy for me, but the ballad itself is a beautiful tune.

Even though the album never reaches exceptional, it's a strong album that you play from start to finish, well knitted together in something you enjoy in its entirety.
Nov 30 2011

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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