The Twilight Garden - Hope
Synthpop The Twilight Garden is the project of Todd Loomis who has been a part of Velvet Acid Christ back in the mid 2000's. As some of you might now, "This Twilight Garden" is a track made by The Cure from their 'High' single back in 1992. I can not swear on it, but I'm quite sure that the name is influenced by that song, because the influences from The Cure is truly there in The Twilight Garden.

The Twilight Garden have the quite dragging, emotional sound as The Cure has in its slower tracks, but this project has a much more electronic focus. Less alternative pop, more electro. It's dark, gloomy and sad. And it makes it quite beautiful. The two most up tempo tracks are "Burning If We Stay" and "Falling in Circles", where the first one of them actually remind me a bit of Henrik de la Cour.

This slow pace goes throughout the whole album and makes it feel that all the tracks belong together, for one exception, the third track "Trail of Tears, Part I". It's a noisy, industrial and screamy tune that does not fit anywhere on this album. I have no idea what it does there and why the decision was made to have it on the album at all, but it really puts you off from the experience. There's a "Part II" in the end of the album, but that's much more sedated in its approach, so it does not give you the same experience.

There's no dancefloor hits here, and it should not be. It's an album to experience and it will make you sad, happy or calm, whatever mood you are in. I hate flying, nowadays at least, and before my travels during this Christmas season, I listened to this album right before takeoff and during the flight, it made me calm.

Recommended for listening if you want to make sure this is something for you: "Falling Rain", "Burning If We Stay", "Hope" and "Fixation". Interesting and a bit different from what you find in the charts.
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Brutal Resonance

The Twilight Garden - Hope

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Metropolis Records
The Twilight Garden is the project of Todd Loomis who has been a part of Velvet Acid Christ back in the mid 2000's. As some of you might now, "This Twilight Garden" is a track made by The Cure from their 'High' single back in 1992. I can not swear on it, but I'm quite sure that the name is influenced by that song, because the influences from The Cure is truly there in The Twilight Garden.

The Twilight Garden have the quite dragging, emotional sound as The Cure has in its slower tracks, but this project has a much more electronic focus. Less alternative pop, more electro. It's dark, gloomy and sad. And it makes it quite beautiful. The two most up tempo tracks are "Burning If We Stay" and "Falling in Circles", where the first one of them actually remind me a bit of Henrik de la Cour.

This slow pace goes throughout the whole album and makes it feel that all the tracks belong together, for one exception, the third track "Trail of Tears, Part I". It's a noisy, industrial and screamy tune that does not fit anywhere on this album. I have no idea what it does there and why the decision was made to have it on the album at all, but it really puts you off from the experience. There's a "Part II" in the end of the album, but that's much more sedated in its approach, so it does not give you the same experience.

There's no dancefloor hits here, and it should not be. It's an album to experience and it will make you sad, happy or calm, whatever mood you are in. I hate flying, nowadays at least, and before my travels during this Christmas season, I listened to this album right before takeoff and during the flight, it made me calm.

Recommended for listening if you want to make sure this is something for you: "Falling Rain", "Burning If We Stay", "Hope" and "Fixation". Interesting and a bit different from what you find in the charts. Jan 02 2013

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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