Traces Of Nothingness
Veil Of Light
Veil Of Light
Label: Avant! (2021)
2020 has been one rough ride for everyone, forcing us all to review what we thought was normal and maybe, one would argue, even our priorities.
Two years have passed since their previous Inflict LP and we dont really know how what recently happened impacted on the bands mastermind Michael but whats sure is that Veil Of Light are now a fully grown-up band.
Landslide is their fifth full-length (and their third on Avant!) and its definitely their most elaborated album.
Ten new songs, rather than the usual eight, with a perfect balance of Coldwave-inspired intimate atmosphere and synthpop catchy melodies. Musically speaking its still clear where the Swiss duo draws their influences from, right in between New Orders moodiness and The Klinik trying one softer, less brutal approach to their Electro. But a new sense of privacy is reflected all through these new tracks, enhanced by lyrics now more personal than ever.
The Prayer Wheel is a page torn out of a private diary, Love And Money is a mechanical mantra for a no-way-out situation; Suburban War is a confession of defeat whispered at night, No Return is the last dance before reaching the point of.
This is the kind of record that takes its time, and takes its toll, we just need to sit down and listen because theres much to discover.
RIYL: Depeche Mode, New Order, Naked Eyes, Lust for Youth, Black Marble.
A1 Why A2 The Prayer Wheel A3 Love and Money A4 Suburban War A5 Landslide
B1 No Return B2 Fright B3 Passing by B4 Circling Thoughts B5 Nothing was wrong
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