Label: Synthematik | Format: Digital | Date: 11.02.2010 | Style: Synthpop / Darkwave
Rating: 3,5 / 5
Some new stuff brought to us by the Russian Synthematik netlabel, KOSMODROMM is a Dark Synthpop/Goth-project out of Belarus. Consisting since 2010 as being the one-man project by Eiden Dark (vocals, lyrics), he can still rely on the musically helping hand of D-emsi (programming, arrangements) and several session musicians. This project unites the ability to produce smooth synthesizer melodies, combined electronic beats and gently Dark-Wave atmospheres. Most striking in their sound environment is the sound of the baritone-like vocal performance of band-leader Eiden Dark. In combination with the Russian language and all of its difficult accents and punctuation, this vocal performance seriously reminds on some opera-like stuff taken out of a 50-years-old past. This release is a collection of some self-produced singles entitled ‘Stalker’ and ‘Pustoj Gorod’, originally released by the band in 2009. For this free downloadable album, these tracks got completely revamped and newly mastered. Additional remix contributions by up and coming acts like ALIEN 2064 and FRACTAL DECAY offer at least a bit more dancefloor compatibility, which is more than the originals would be able to offer. Not a bad one, but this sound outfit generally needs some usage through multiple spins to get completely satisfying.