Monday, February 08, 2016
Due for release on February 19th, 2k16 via One Little Indian is Dan Sartain's forthcoming album "Century Plaza" - a minimalistic eight track fest for all lovers of SynthBlues and rough, edgy SynthPop. With songs like the piano-driven slow jam "Cabrini Green" Mr. Sartain serves a chromatic greyscale anthem for euphoric, hard-hitting weltschmerz, "Wipeout Beat" is meandering between minimalistic Wave and a variation of Indie-influenced PostPunk cultivated by band outfits and legends like the German No More more recently and "Black Party" sends all Indie-floors to highspeed heaven like killer tunes likeThe Normal's "T.V.O.D." or "Warm Leatherette" did when Wave once emerged. "Sinking In The Shallow End" is a great modernistic take on romanticistic SynthPop 2.0, weighing in uberly seductive synth lines and a massive hook, "First Bloods" comes across with a more tongue-in-cheek attitude paying a quirky, abstruse homage to 80s Hair Metal, "Do You Hear My Voice" will well appeal to all those who've love Depeche Mode's 2013-released "Delta Machine" and the concluding "Feigning Ignorance" caters the need for another SynthBlues anthem effortlessly. What a great ride - we're digging this for a reason!