RU.ARE - RU.ARE
Futurepop, Synthpop One track from the compilation 'Synthematika One' that really made an impact where "Halo" by the Russian duo RU.ARE. Now the band is here with their debut album with the same name as the artist.

"Halo" is still a great track and also the best song on this album by far. After a disappointing start of the track "Fontenblo" where the vocals and effects on it that sounds terrible, things get much better when they skip the effects and singer actually uses his beautiful voice. The track swiftly goes from "bluerg" to "yay". We get some strong Depeche Mode influences in the second track "Saviour", from the vocal style to the initial music melodies. You find some evidence of that every now and then, but it's hard to be a synthpop act and not be inspired by the greats.

Things seems to stagnate a bit on the second half of the release, it's still good, but get a bit generic. Good tunes, but without any track that makes a long lasting impression and instant identification like with "Halo".

However, it's a well produced album, good debut and I'm looking forward to this duo's future work.

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Brutal Resonance

RU.ARE - RU.ARE

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2010 by Synthematik
One track from the compilation 'Synthematika One' that really made an impact where "Halo" by the Russian duo RU.ARE. Now the band is here with their debut album with the same name as the artist.

"Halo" is still a great track and also the best song on this album by far. After a disappointing start of the track "Fontenblo" where the vocals and effects on it that sounds terrible, things get much better when they skip the effects and singer actually uses his beautiful voice. The track swiftly goes from "bluerg" to "yay". We get some strong Depeche Mode influences in the second track "Saviour", from the vocal style to the initial music melodies. You find some evidence of that every now and then, but it's hard to be a synthpop act and not be inspired by the greats.

Things seems to stagnate a bit on the second half of the release, it's still good, but get a bit generic. Good tunes, but without any track that makes a long lasting impression and instant identification like with "Halo".

However, it's a well produced album, good debut and I'm looking forward to this duo's future work.

Want to make up your own mind about the release? Download it for free in our download section!
Nov 05 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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