April33 - Hypoxia British Product Audio Samples Available

Hypoxia by April33

Cross Rhythms Rating: 4/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Independent, Dance/Electronic
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-3 days
Melancholic debut release from Leicester-based April33.

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  1. 1. You Who Loved Me
  2. 2. The Beginning
  3. 3. Taste Of Defeat
  4. 4. Meaningless
  5. 5. Forsaken
  6. 6. Burnt
  7. 7. Offerings
  8. 8. Miasma
  9. 9. Have Mercy
  10. 10. Undeserving
  11. 11. Fallen
  12. 12. The End
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Reviewed by Ben Hurrell

April33 is the solo project of Leicesteršs Joe Hawkins and he describes its sound as a mixture of "chilled out trip-hop beats and dirty Sabbath-style riffs", though on this - their debut - it is an '80s goth feel that shines through. The songs are characterised by a downtempo mixture of pianos and synths with distorted guitars and bass, with the programmed drums often sounding more Human League than Massive Attack. The vocals are mostly reminiscent of Depeche Mode while many of the tracks feature sampled spoken voices. At times distorted guitars take centre stage and the singer takes a Sisters Of Mercy-tinged style. While the combination is appealing, these 12 tracks are sorely let down by bad recording and a lack of variation. It is only really on the brooding "Have Mercy" and instrumental "Meaningless" that Aprill33's potential for melancholic '80s pop starts to shine. Certainly an artist to look out for in the future, but this release just seems too much too soon.

Style: Dance/Electronic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 41730
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2007

Melancholic debut release from Leicester-based April33.

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