Friday, April 29, 2016

Amit Buium – Void (2016)




  • Shoegazetronica 
  • New Wave
  • Synth pop 
  • Epic 
  • Dream pop 
  • Electro-rock 
  • Ambient rock
  • Post-rock 
  • Indietronica 
  • Fusion 
  • Ambient pop 
  • Alternative pop/rock 
  • Synth rock

Comment: Amit Buium is a young and talented artist from Israel who has obviously been loving the 80s for a while with regard to listening to her first proper outing. Those influences come out either directly or circuitously depending on each track. By using a plentiful of more or less hazy synthesiser-based hanky panky and electronic drums and being sacrificed the guitar-based sounds she has produced this 6-notch issue for our pleasure. However, her influences seem to come from the epoch while many (post-) punk musicians changed their sound more toward synthesizer-driven and dance-appealed sound (New Order, Killing Joke, The Cure, A Certain Ratio etc). For instance, at Cheated the listener could perceive her voice to unveil obvious, minor chord similarities and singing manner with Tanita Tikaram while her voice is backed up by intensely whirling synthesizer chords, and New Age-y motives. The young musician surprises me at Landscapes, which conjures up blistery longing on the base of playing in the vein of jazzy/fusion guitar patterns which will turn into a melodic post-rock weave.  On the other side, the title track, Rain, and Homesickness (the favourite of mine!) are expertly soaked in reveries and being relentless in progressing to majestic, almost hymn-alike chords. The album is retrospective in a good sense because of creating something idiosyncratic on the base of the older music. At the moment the debut album by Amit Buium is a definitive candidate to be appeared in the list of the best issues in 2016.                             
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