SPARK! - Hela Din Värld
EBM, Electro Swedish duo Spark!'s album "Ett lejon i dig" (A lion in you) was one of those albums that is good, but you can sense that it's something in it that could have made it great, but it did not quite reach its full potential.

After the release, they got signed to the Swedish label Progress Production and released the EP "Genom Stormen" (Through the storm) and here, with this release, Spark! truly found their way with an amazing release in their way of combining the feeling of Swedish punkpop with the music of melody centered Old School EBM.

With such a great release, I was quite worried that their new album "Hela Din Varld" (Your whole world) would never live up to my expectations, strangely enough, I think I did not expect enough to even be close to that.

Spark!'s "Hela Din Varld" is the best Old School coming out from Sweden since... since... well, I guess the only guys that manage to match up to it is Pouppee Fabrikk. Of course, this album is most of all going to interest people with some knowledge of the Swedish language, but even if you don't, try it out, I mean, there's plenty of us that know less than 20 words in German, and still 90% of our CD collection is in that language.

The first track opens up with a sample of the classical and somewhat epic quote "Jag ar Doden" (I am Death) from "Det sjunde inseglet" by Ingmar Bergman. The track "Doden och Jag" (Death and Me) is also the best track of the album, with a chorus made to perfection. Well written lyrics and music continue throughout this 10 track album (plus one remix) in tracks like "Dom Kommer Tillbaka" (They're coming back), "Hela Din Varld" (Your whole world), "Revolution 2.1", "Skal!" (Cheers!), "Karlekskarusell" (Merry-go-around of Love) and of course the two tracks from the earlier mentioned EP.

If you understand Swedish and have somewhat love of electronic music, this is something you really must buy, if your Swedish skills have the value of the current temperature in Sweden (-8 degrees that is Celsius), I still recommend you to check this out, you might find it somewhat... exotic.
5
Brutal Resonance

SPARK! - Hela Din Värld

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Progress Productions
Swedish duo Spark!'s album "Ett lejon i dig" (A lion in you) was one of those albums that is good, but you can sense that it's something in it that could have made it great, but it did not quite reach its full potential.

After the release, they got signed to the Swedish label Progress Production and released the EP "Genom Stormen" (Through the storm) and here, with this release, Spark! truly found their way with an amazing release in their way of combining the feeling of Swedish punkpop with the music of melody centered Old School EBM.

With such a great release, I was quite worried that their new album "Hela Din Varld" (Your whole world) would never live up to my expectations, strangely enough, I think I did not expect enough to even be close to that.

Spark!'s "Hela Din Varld" is the best Old School coming out from Sweden since... since... well, I guess the only guys that manage to match up to it is Pouppee Fabrikk. Of course, this album is most of all going to interest people with some knowledge of the Swedish language, but even if you don't, try it out, I mean, there's plenty of us that know less than 20 words in German, and still 90% of our CD collection is in that language.

The first track opens up with a sample of the classical and somewhat epic quote "Jag ar Doden" (I am Death) from "Det sjunde inseglet" by Ingmar Bergman. The track "Doden och Jag" (Death and Me) is also the best track of the album, with a chorus made to perfection. Well written lyrics and music continue throughout this 10 track album (plus one remix) in tracks like "Dom Kommer Tillbaka" (They're coming back), "Hela Din Varld" (Your whole world), "Revolution 2.1", "Skal!" (Cheers!), "Karlekskarusell" (Merry-go-around of Love) and of course the two tracks from the earlier mentioned EP.

If you understand Swedish and have somewhat love of electronic music, this is something you really must buy, if your Swedish skills have the value of the current temperature in Sweden (-8 degrees that is Celsius), I still recommend you to check this out, you might find it somewhat... exotic. Feb 06 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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