As soon as ‘I’m Awake’ kicks in you’re taken on a journey to some, synth-laden, ’80s, sci-fi dream. It’s such a distinctive sound and one that just simply isn’t captured quite the way Voltaire Twins have. ‘Goodnight, Spirit’ is a highlight on the album, with a slight tribal beat but still heavy on the synth it’s a song you can’t help but groove a little in your seat too.
As each song progresses in the album, so does their sound. It’s almost like you’re getting a history of the band’s development as they’ve gone through their career, but this is an album, and while the band have developed this is just who they are and what they do. All of a sudden things take a bit of a slow turn with ‘Glass Tooth’, ‘Modern Gore’ and ‘Slow Down’.
Regardless of the peaks and troughs of this album, it’s realistic no matter what angle you look at it. The album takes you on a journey, and well really, that’s the best thing an album can do.
Out Via OORAGNAK Records
Reviewed by Alexander Lightfoot