Tuesday, April 24, 2018

River Carnival – Ep (2012)




  • Alternative pop/rock 
  • Indie pop/rock 
  • Fuzz pop 
  • Lo-fi 
  • Electronic 
  • Chamber pop

Comment: indie as a genre is something which used to have a little to say today. In restricted sense. On the other side, today many genres are considered parts of indie like vaporwave, many kinds of electronic music which used not to be so years ago. In a word, we would abandon the stylistic restriction as superficial and excessive. OK, it could be used in retrospective sense, though. River Carnival's 7-notch embraces old and new, and frequently at the same time. At Streets of Gold Remix one can hear 80s eurodisco pop being mixed up with fuzzed-out guitars. I suspect the remix is made by Desiree. It's joke but not a forlorn one. Its original version is an enchanting blend of gothic, death pop alike reverberant female and male mixed vocals, minor piano chords and cinematic orchestrations atop. Top notch (if you watch the official list of the tracks of the release one cannot see the additional mix track but by downloading it you will get it). However, the same description can be ascribed to the rest of the tracks either. There are up both catchy melodies and compelling dynamics. On the other side, it is a simple example of music without excessive bombastic load and annoying artsy burden. Of course, it is artsy but in a sublime way. Outstanding composition by any means. It is a discography of an excellent Swedish imprint, redstarcommunity.

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