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This is impotent Indie.

This is impotent Indie. The digital-only release is now available for hot, sticky hands too! Press detail tells us that they have "a style that does not even shrink from German lyrics" and this is correct, but it simply adds an icy disconnection to an already spiky sound.

Certainly the Joy Divisionism of ‘In Die Ferne’ is expected after seeing the moody black and white walking-along-the-beach-looking down at our feet pic in the booklet, with Timo Peter channelling a baby Hussey but some odd soundscape beats piquing the interest somewhat, but with scudding and bleeping syths modernising the sound.

Generally though, the music will create this: (a) shoulders to ears; (b) shoulders down (c) optional sigh.

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Yes, we've heard it all before, so when the faux Industro beats give way some some meaty Sisters backing in ‘Ribbons’ and then adds some squelchy synths in the verse to raise expectations, they are soon dashed by a breakdown and some wannabe scary whispers. And when Eldritch arrives asking for his royalties on ‘Kite’, there can't be much argument, so craven is it.

At least ‘Miss Havisham’ aspires to become something. That is something in a creaky leather jacket and greasy locks, rising on a big, shrieking guitar but not afraid to throw in some thin synths too; nor does ‘Purgatory’ have any fear of derision, bubbling a snyth through the snow globe of 80s big shoulders and ginormous barnets, the bass pushed to the front and driving the tune along.

Yadda yadda yadda. Blah blah blah. De rigeur rocking - bit of Goth + bit of Dance + bit of Metal + bit of Pop = acceptable sales. Simple, isn't it?

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