Strange Night - Review
I was recently introduced to this band with the release if this EP and I have to say I have another new favorite band to listen to.
The music is haunting and captivating featuring the vocals of Anna Marcella. The music on these introductory tracks are a nice mix of dream-pop with a subtle dark touch that fans of the ethereal goth genres can really sink their fangs into.
While only spanning four original tracks and a nice remix of "Closer", we have here a great new classic that will resonate for years to come. "Closer" starts it off with a haunting mix of dark and brooding music with Anna's equally haunting vocals over this mid-tempo piece. The backing music builds on a solid electronic foundation with a subtle, yet solid beat moving the rhythm along nicely. As the short EP moves along we really get into a couple of favorite pieces that are even more haunting than the introductory piece. "Shiver" picks up a bit more of an electronica sound, but the ethereal angelic vocals keep the music grounded and mesmerizing as the music moves along with the somber moods and catchy hooks. "The Wolf" has quickly become a favorite among the selections presented here and something I could listen to over and over again and just drift off into the poignant and dreamy music as the siren-like vocals enrapture me in their soft and sweet caress. The album starts to wind down with the title track with a bit more intensity in the song structure while still maintaining that dream-pop style. The bonus to this disc comes in the form of a techno / trance dance mix of "Closer", very reminiscent of something you would hear in the discoteques of Ibiza or similar, along the styles of Kaskade
and the like. The original elements of the track come out strong, but the blood really starts pumping with the techno beats and the swooshing synths and layers of building electronics as the track builds to it's mandatory climax, keeping the listener moving and entranced.
Wow, it's amazing how five short pieces can make such an impression as this short EP has for me. It's a great selection of dreamy electronica and dream-pop music that won't soon be replaced. Highly recommended for fans of Sleepthief
and Drunk With Joy
as well as other dream-pop bands we present here on Gothic Paradise.