Sunday Strain - Destiny.Done
Ambient, Pop After a strictly limited debut album called 'Red, Black and White' which was released in 2008 on the label Sonderübertragung, Sunday Strain is now here with their new album 'Destiny.Done' released on Wrotycz Records.

Sunday Strain and their new album is described as "sophisticated electronic music" and I must say that it's spot on. It's gloomy, calm and slow electronic music together with what almost could be described as ambient pop. At some points during the album (especially during the third track "Savior Machine"), you'll find some similarities with Deine Lakaien as they both share the dark, yet driven, musical structures. However, the minute you feel comfortable with doing that comparison, it all changes to something completely different.

The singer Dorain W. has a great voice and she sings far back in her throat that extracts to an almost haunting experience. However, in the choruses, the voice blooms out and shows great talent, especially noticeable in the beautiful second track "Waiting For You".

The bass, drums and keystrokes does not stand on in the immediate light, instead hiding more in the shadows, bringing tension and emotion, but most of all highlighting Dorain's voice in just the right way, like in the fifth track with the same name as the album.

'Destiny.Done'with its nine tracks might not be for everyone. Even though it's far from introvert, it's still far from club friendly nor is it traditional pop. But if you sit back and relax for a while, you'll find it to be a very pleasant and peaceful experience, just like I did.
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Brutal Resonance

Sunday Strain - Destiny.Done

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2011 by Wrotycz Records
After a strictly limited debut album called 'Red, Black and White' which was released in 2008 on the label Sonderübertragung, Sunday Strain is now here with their new album 'Destiny.Done' released on Wrotycz Records.

Sunday Strain and their new album is described as "sophisticated electronic music" and I must say that it's spot on. It's gloomy, calm and slow electronic music together with what almost could be described as ambient pop. At some points during the album (especially during the third track "Savior Machine"), you'll find some similarities with Deine Lakaien as they both share the dark, yet driven, musical structures. However, the minute you feel comfortable with doing that comparison, it all changes to something completely different.

The singer Dorain W. has a great voice and she sings far back in her throat that extracts to an almost haunting experience. However, in the choruses, the voice blooms out and shows great talent, especially noticeable in the beautiful second track "Waiting For You".

The bass, drums and keystrokes does not stand on in the immediate light, instead hiding more in the shadows, bringing tension and emotion, but most of all highlighting Dorain's voice in just the right way, like in the fifth track with the same name as the album.

'Destiny.Done'with its nine tracks might not be for everyone. Even though it's far from introvert, it's still far from club friendly nor is it traditional pop. But if you sit back and relax for a while, you'll find it to be a very pleasant and peaceful experience, just like I did.
Aug 11 2011

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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