Provision - A New Revolution
Futurepop, Synthpop American Provision has been around for more than 10 years and that somewhat surprises me. I thought they were a new and upcoming band in the somewhat rough, but good, release that is their fifth release, called 'A New Revolution'.

Some of the vocals in the songs fall a bit flat; the first track "Innocence" is one of them. However, some tracks the vocals are just fine and sounds pretty good, like in the second track "Deception" which is also one of my favorite tracks on the album. The music part is quite your traditional Futurepop (even though the band describes themselves as Darkpop) with not so much focus on highlighted melodies, it?s more hiding there in the background, a working class ant, doing the job without complaining or have to as bad ass as the soldier ants and do not even try to get the queen bee into bed.

If you need to try out a few tracks on their Bandcamp before you buy the album, I would suggest "Deception", "Tomorrow", "Divided", "A New Revolution" and "How It Ends". If you have Spotify, it's also available there.

Like I said in the beginning, it sounds a bit rough, like it needed a bit more work, like it's a first release or a very well-produced demo. Almost all of the 10 tracks on this album are good, but they never lean over to great and I sense they could have. If they were new in the game and this was their first release, I would not worry, things that could be tuned up to the next album, but since they've been around for 12 years now, I'm quite surprised over the rough sound and that they have not nailed something that feels a bit more fresh by now.

Nevertheless, very much worth checking out if you are a fan of synthpop on the darker side or futurepop.
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Provision - A New Revolution

American Provision has been around for more than 10 years and that somewhat surprises me. I thought they were a new and upcoming band in the somewhat rough, but good, release that is their fifth release, called 'A New Revolution'.

Some of the vocals in the songs fall a bit flat; the first track "Innocence" is one of them. However, some tracks the vocals are just fine and sounds pretty good, like in the second track "Deception" which is also one of my favorite tracks on the album. The music part is quite your traditional Futurepop (even though the band describes themselves as Darkpop) with not so much focus on highlighted melodies, it?s more hiding there in the background, a working class ant, doing the job without complaining or have to as bad ass as the soldier ants and do not even try to get the queen bee into bed.

If you need to try out a few tracks on their Bandcamp before you buy the album, I would suggest "Deception", "Tomorrow", "Divided", "A New Revolution" and "How It Ends". If you have Spotify, it's also available there.

Like I said in the beginning, it sounds a bit rough, like it needed a bit more work, like it's a first release or a very well-produced demo. Almost all of the 10 tracks on this album are good, but they never lean over to great and I sense they could have. If they were new in the game and this was their first release, I would not worry, things that could be tuned up to the next album, but since they've been around for 12 years now, I'm quite surprised over the rough sound and that they have not nailed something that feels a bit more fresh by now.

Nevertheless, very much worth checking out if you are a fan of synthpop on the darker side or futurepop. Nov 05 2012

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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