M!R!M!-Iuvenis

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Artist: M!R!M! Release: Iuvenis Label: Manic Depression This album starts off with one of the most creamy, velveteen sounds that I have ever heard. Way to start, right? The blissful melody is quickly accompanied by stirring beats and vocals that are mostly resembling of whispers. And that, dear readers is “Lotus”, which serves as an opener into this sonic mirage. Strangely so, this is a solo affair, for the most part-indeed, M!R!M! ιs the brainchild of Iacopo Bertelli, also known as Jack Milwaukee.An Italian based in London, actually! The style…

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Schonwald-Night Idyll

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Artist: Schonwald Release: Night Idyll Label: Manic Depression Despite the Teutonic origin of this band’ s name, this is actually an Italian formation, based in Ravenna. Not a newcomer group by any means-they have a somehow extended discography that includes 3 full lengths and one compilation, as well as several eps so far. “Night Idyll” is their fourth full-length effort. The album title is rather poetic and gives an insight on this band’s sonic emanations. In fact, I find that this title absurdly applies on the opening track: a truly…

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Principe Valiente-Oceans

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Artist: Principe Valiente Release: Oceans Label: Afmusic // Manic Depression Records Well, citing Cocteau Twins as an influence is a huge bonus in my book! A strange way to begin this review, perhaps.. Yet it is inevitable to mention this, since Cocteau Twins is a definite, all-time favorite of mine. Also being a great inspiration to some. Such is the case with Principe Valiente. This Swedish band comes out of Stockholm. “Oceans” is their third full-length release. They use the term dark pop, in order to describe their music. An accurate…

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Second Still

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Artist: Second Still Release: Second Still Label: Manic Depression Records Well, I guess that I can keep it short, this time around! And I am saying this just because I personally love quality cold wave. And this band delivers exactly that. Second Still is a trio coming from the US. And this is their debut full-length release. They prefer to describe their music as a hybrid of post-punk and cold wave. And that is a totally correct conclusion. Actually, I would say that what they present us is a really traditional and…

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