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Review: 'AUDIAC'
'So Waltz'   

-  Label: 'Klangbad'
-  Genre: 'Pop' -  Release Date: '20th October 2017'

Our Rating:
14 years later Audiac have released their second album so it's a bit of a third coming. It has been produced by Hans Joachim Irmler (Faust) and put together by the two band members sending their respective files to and fro.

It is an interesting album, influenced by traditions of theatre music, chanson, burlesque and German Romantic Lied. Lots of tumbling piano augmented with fragments of melodies and plenty of interesting distortion and baroque instrumentation. So far, so good.

Highlights for me include "So Waltz", "People Going Places" and "Dreamadream". My only issue with the album is that Alexander Wiemer van Veen doesn't have the magical voice of say Antony Hegarty, so across the length of an album it exerts less and less of an influence on the listener.

I wonder if Irmler has placed effects like distortion on it at times for the same reason? The songs are also quite similar, in terms of pace, length and style and that perhaps heightens the issue. Still a decent album though.
  author: Leo Newbiggin

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AUDIAC - So Waltz