Red Mecca - Set in Motion
Darkwave, Dark Electro Red Mecca had a fantastic year in 2016 with the release of their album Electricity garnering massive praise not only from us but from the dark electronic scene as a whole. The pop influenced darkwave ballads provided by Jan Strandqvist and the lovely vocals brought out by singer Frida Madeleine created one of the best albums I have ever heard in my life. However, that was almost a year ago when the album released. But in a timely fashion Red Mecca are striking once more with a brand new single titled Set In Motion. It's strikingly gorgeous and gives us a taste of what to expect from them in 2017. 

'Set In Motion' is another darkwave chant from the Swedish duo that calls upon remnants of dreams and the very essence of life itself. Frida's vocals are still distinct but the usual and heavy dragging, echo effect on her vocals is gone in place for cleaner and playful chords. Strandqvist's layered electronic pulses bring the song to life even more. The backing synth and electro rhythm brings out sleepy fantasies and paints landscapes that could only be provided through sheer imagination. 

Set In Motion also comes with a second B-side track titled 'Rising'. In comparison to 'Set In Motion', rising is much more chill and simplistic in nature. Frida's voice goes back to what we've come to know and adore and reminds me that of something you would see in a cabaret act. Mystic ambiance flows through the track as light synth blips placated myself. It's in the second half of the song where the ambiance builds up heavier and more chimes ring in. 

Both tracks on the Set In Motion single are wonderful additions to Red Mecca's ever growing dreamy darkwave discography. While still adhering to their unique flair yet experimenting with vocal styles and electronics Red Mecca is making sure that their future looks bright for both themselves and their fanbase. While the single hasn't released just as of yet, keep an eye out for it on February 17th where it will be available in both digital and physical 7" vinyl formats. 
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Brutal Resonance

Red Mecca - Set in Motion

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2017 by Massproduktion
Red Mecca had a fantastic year in 2016 with the release of their album Electricity garnering massive praise not only from us but from the dark electronic scene as a whole. The pop influenced darkwave ballads provided by Jan Strandqvist and the lovely vocals brought out by singer Frida Madeleine created one of the best albums I have ever heard in my life. However, that was almost a year ago when the album released. But in a timely fashion Red Mecca are striking once more with a brand new single titled Set In Motion. It's strikingly gorgeous and gives us a taste of what to expect from them in 2017. 

'Set In Motion' is another darkwave chant from the Swedish duo that calls upon remnants of dreams and the very essence of life itself. Frida's vocals are still distinct but the usual and heavy dragging, echo effect on her vocals is gone in place for cleaner and playful chords. Strandqvist's layered electronic pulses bring the song to life even more. The backing synth and electro rhythm brings out sleepy fantasies and paints landscapes that could only be provided through sheer imagination. 

Set In Motion also comes with a second B-side track titled 'Rising'. In comparison to 'Set In Motion', rising is much more chill and simplistic in nature. Frida's voice goes back to what we've come to know and adore and reminds me that of something you would see in a cabaret act. Mystic ambiance flows through the track as light synth blips placated myself. It's in the second half of the song where the ambiance builds up heavier and more chimes ring in. 

Both tracks on the Set In Motion single are wonderful additions to Red Mecca's ever growing dreamy darkwave discography. While still adhering to their unique flair yet experimenting with vocal styles and electronics Red Mecca is making sure that their future looks bright for both themselves and their fanbase. While the single hasn't released just as of yet, keep an eye out for it on February 17th where it will be available in both digital and physical 7" vinyl formats. 
Jan 28 2017

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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