Titans - For The Long Gone
Electro, Synthpop Titans' release 'All There Is' back in 2010 triggered great anticipation for their coming debut album 'For The Long Gone'. Now the album is here and even though I feel somewhat that there's unused potential to be found, it's still yet another amazing release from Progress Productions.

It's sometimes hard to put words on a feeling, even harder to describe them to you, when I can't do it in my own head. But what I feel is that there's something there that gives me the sense that Titans have not reached their full potential yet. They are somehow touching perfection, only to find it too hot and pull their hands away from it, keeping them comfortably warm instead. Don't get me wrong, I think the album is great, but I want them so to be able to handle the perfection.

Just like Titans' label colleagues Dupont, they mix EBM with electro/synthpop and while Dupont is a bit more on the harder and monotone style, Titans keep them self a bit on the softer side. An Edge of Dawn touched by harder sounds of the 90's.

My favorite track on the album is perfect track "Dried Out" (previously released on the Born Evolve Progress 3 compilation from 2011), but in stands in good competition against the single released "All There Is" and the opening track "It's Dark". The three first tracks makes your eyes water of joy against this Hanging Gardens of Babylon of electronic music. With few exceptions, it continues that way with just a few slight dips like "You're Wasted" and "Apex Predator". However, "For The Long Gone" and "My Sorrow" makes up for that.

The album borders somewhere between an 8 and a 9, but when I tried to find serious flaws with it to make it an 8 instead of a 9, I failed. I just wish I could get rid of that feeling that it could have been even better. Still, so very impressive, I urge you to buy it.
5
Brutal Resonance

Titans - For The Long Gone

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Progress Productions
Titans' release 'All There Is' back in 2010 triggered great anticipation for their coming debut album 'For The Long Gone'. Now the album is here and even though I feel somewhat that there's unused potential to be found, it's still yet another amazing release from Progress Productions.

It's sometimes hard to put words on a feeling, even harder to describe them to you, when I can't do it in my own head. But what I feel is that there's something there that gives me the sense that Titans have not reached their full potential yet. They are somehow touching perfection, only to find it too hot and pull their hands away from it, keeping them comfortably warm instead. Don't get me wrong, I think the album is great, but I want them so to be able to handle the perfection.

Just like Titans' label colleagues Dupont, they mix EBM with electro/synthpop and while Dupont is a bit more on the harder and monotone style, Titans keep them self a bit on the softer side. An Edge of Dawn touched by harder sounds of the 90's.

My favorite track on the album is perfect track "Dried Out" (previously released on the Born Evolve Progress 3 compilation from 2011), but in stands in good competition against the single released "All There Is" and the opening track "It's Dark". The three first tracks makes your eyes water of joy against this Hanging Gardens of Babylon of electronic music. With few exceptions, it continues that way with just a few slight dips like "You're Wasted" and "Apex Predator". However, "For The Long Gone" and "My Sorrow" makes up for that.

The album borders somewhere between an 8 and a 9, but when I tried to find serious flaws with it to make it an 8 instead of a 9, I failed. I just wish I could get rid of that feeling that it could have been even better. Still, so very impressive, I urge you to buy it.
Mar 20 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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