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Sumerian Fleet – “Just Pressure” – [Dark Entries]

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Dutch electro-goth trio consisting of producers Aiden Tyrell and Mr. Pauli with vocalist Zarkoff. This 2014 debut album on the beloved Dark Entries label is spot-on darkwave revivalism. Guitar, bass, electronics and vocals are the palette; Xymox, Virgin Prunes, Nitzer Ebb, Sisters of Mercy, The March Violets and Depeche Mode are the influences. Certain tracks (A1, B3, B4, B5) are more rock-friendly, but the majority bring synth sounds to the fore. The singing is in English and the lyrics, which mostly deal with alienation, are actually not bad. A4′s romantic ballad may seem annoying at first, but it grew on me. B1 seems to be written from the POV of a self-aware satellite. B2, B4 and B5 are instrumentals. Pretty strong retro-gloom here. A1 and A3 were my favorites.

  • Reviewed by Lord Gravestench on July 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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