Sinestar - Evolve
Synthpop It's not often you come across some really good synthpop. Don't get me wrong, there's a bunch of talented artists out there, but to find them, you have to wade trough tons of mediocre releases. At one point, I more or less stopped listening to synthpop, or stopped trying to find new, good releases and only listened to "the good, old stuff". I grew tired of disappointing release after disappointing release.

But then, Iris released their 'Radiant' album in 2014 and that is still one of my favorite synthpop releases of all time. Shortly after that, I got my eye on American Aeon Rings with their EP and after that, British Empathy Test released their two amazing EP's in 2014/2015 and they blew me away. My list of amazing albums grew, and so did my hope for the synthpop scene.

A couple of more great synthpop releases has been found, but I must say that Sinestar's 'Evolve' is one of the releases that should be listed together with the artists and releases above. The entire album has a very Scandinavian sound, so much that I actually thought the band was from Denmark a while. Being born in the beginning of the 80's, I grew up with the Scandinavian 90's synthpop and 'Evolve' seems to have teleported through space and time from that era.

There are some basic things that needs to be fulfilled if you want to make a successful synthpop album. You need great melodies, amazing and catchy vocals, a powerful chorus you can't stop humming, and a steady beat your feet move to involuntarily. Sinestar accomplish all those things with bravura and a little more.

If you head over to the Conzoom Store, you'll find this 14 track modern synthpop classic. If you want to taste some of what this album has to offer, check out "The Madness of Control", "Fortunes Faded", "Falling", "Chemical Romance" or "My Perspective". If you are a DJ, you should mix in "The Same Way" into your set if you want to get smacked around the head with goose bumps the size of wrecking balls. Wear safety goggles.



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Brutal Resonance

Sinestar - Evolve

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2016 by Conzoom Records
It's not often you come across some really good synthpop. Don't get me wrong, there's a bunch of talented artists out there, but to find them, you have to wade trough tons of mediocre releases. At one point, I more or less stopped listening to synthpop, or stopped trying to find new, good releases and only listened to "the good, old stuff". I grew tired of disappointing release after disappointing release.

But then, Iris released their 'Radiant' album in 2014 and that is still one of my favorite synthpop releases of all time. Shortly after that, I got my eye on American Aeon Rings with their EP and after that, British Empathy Test released their two amazing EP's in 2014/2015 and they blew me away. My list of amazing albums grew, and so did my hope for the synthpop scene.

A couple of more great synthpop releases has been found, but I must say that Sinestar's 'Evolve' is one of the releases that should be listed together with the artists and releases above. The entire album has a very Scandinavian sound, so much that I actually thought the band was from Denmark a while. Being born in the beginning of the 80's, I grew up with the Scandinavian 90's synthpop and 'Evolve' seems to have teleported through space and time from that era.

There are some basic things that needs to be fulfilled if you want to make a successful synthpop album. You need great melodies, amazing and catchy vocals, a powerful chorus you can't stop humming, and a steady beat your feet move to involuntarily. Sinestar accomplish all those things with bravura and a little more.

If you head over to the Conzoom Store, you'll find this 14 track modern synthpop classic. If you want to taste some of what this album has to offer, check out "The Madness of Control", "Fortunes Faded", "Falling", "Chemical Romance" or "My Perspective". If you are a DJ, you should mix in "The Same Way" into your set if you want to get smacked around the head with goose bumps the size of wrecking balls. Wear safety goggles.



Mar 07 2016

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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