Simeone - An Introduction To...
Synthpop, Pop At first glance one notices the album cover. Simeone sits and stares out of the picture and looks bored. He looks so bored, bored, bored that you really get the impression that he deeply regrets that he agreed to be on the cover of his album. It doesn't help that the cover also looks slathered with oil or something and looks kinda greeasy and dirty. All this aflicts the general listening of the music on this album. The tone and general flow of this album is relaxed and loose and might as best be described as synthpop moods with touches of reggae and ambient. It is very nice and the whole album is generally very well put together when you manage to put the cover out of mind.

Simeone has a nice voice that is well suited for this kind of calm and relaxed synthpop, however the effects that are put on his voice take over on some of the racks and his voice sort of drowns in the effects wich kind of spoils some of the feeling.

All in all this album is a very nice and well produced experience and album cover and some excessive effects on the voice on some of the tracks one can overlook and forgive with ease. Simeone however makes a misstake on this album that I personally almost consider a mortal sin. He makes a cover of The Cure's "Lovesong" and does not really pull it off. I've only heard one cover of this song that was really good, and it was made by KieTheVez on the album "Fictional - A Tribute to The Cure". Simeone's version however sounds flat and uninspired. He does not manage to summon the heartache and longing that gives the flavour and feeling to this particular song.

Even despite this the Introduction to Simeone is above average and gets a well diserved 6/10

PS: If you have not heard KieTheVez version of Lovesong i suggest you check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrAafen3TxI DS
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Brutal Resonance

Simeone - An Introduction To...

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2011 by Le Coq Musique
At first glance one notices the album cover. Simeone sits and stares out of the picture and looks bored. He looks so bored, bored, bored that you really get the impression that he deeply regrets that he agreed to be on the cover of his album. It doesn't help that the cover also looks slathered with oil or something and looks kinda greeasy and dirty. All this aflicts the general listening of the music on this album. The tone and general flow of this album is relaxed and loose and might as best be described as synthpop moods with touches of reggae and ambient. It is very nice and the whole album is generally very well put together when you manage to put the cover out of mind.

Simeone has a nice voice that is well suited for this kind of calm and relaxed synthpop, however the effects that are put on his voice take over on some of the racks and his voice sort of drowns in the effects wich kind of spoils some of the feeling.

All in all this album is a very nice and well produced experience and album cover and some excessive effects on the voice on some of the tracks one can overlook and forgive with ease. Simeone however makes a misstake on this album that I personally almost consider a mortal sin. He makes a cover of The Cure's "Lovesong" and does not really pull it off. I've only heard one cover of this song that was really good, and it was made by KieTheVez on the album "Fictional - A Tribute to The Cure". Simeone's version however sounds flat and uninspired. He does not manage to summon the heartache and longing that gives the flavour and feeling to this particular song.

Even despite this the Introduction to Simeone is above average and gets a well diserved 6/10

PS: If you have not heard KieTheVez version of Lovesong i suggest you check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrAafen3TxI DS
Jan 25 2012

Magnus Pettersson

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