release date: 01-02-2019
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‘How many lives’… can one have within a single life? wonders Sydney Valette from the start of his 5th delivery. Here are the musings of a young soul that managed to stay around for over a decade - somewhere between the electro-goth scene and warehouse raves. Somewhat surprised at his own longevity, Sydney sees a kind of musical continuum form as his output grows year by year, and adds yet another 8 tracks to it, fueled by the the same dynamics but within a slightly darker mindset.
A bipolar set, shared between frontal upbeat moments and more withdrawn, brooding ones. The EBM service is provided by urgent cuts such as ‘I can’t’ or ‘Rzurekt’. On the more poppy front we find ‘Space & Time’, that stands as the climax of the lot, building upon melodic echoes of nostalgia and hopefulness. But on the flipside, the hyperactive crooner slides into muddier territories and shows an inclination towards post-punk moodiness. The guitar-based ‘Lies’ adds a darker shade to the producer’s spectrum, ‘New Pictures’ drifts alone in the distance followed by a haze of doom, and ‘Back from Mexico’ mixes field recording with Carpenter-esque key- boards on a linear journey with a goth aftertaste. As a final blow, a cover of the Sex Pistols’ ’Anarchy in the UK’ revisits the old revolutionary myths embodied by this archetypal punk anthem, and gives them a ‘dark ballad’ treatment! You will be amazed by Sydney’s enduring inner struggles about daily melancholia and urban Isolation!
A very strong album – enriched by 3 tracks from previous albums as bonus-tracks!
Tracks: 01 How many Lives 02 I can't 03 Lies 04 Back from Mexico 05 New Pictures 06 Space and Time 07 Anarchy in the UK 08 Rzurekt Bonus-Tracks: 09 My Pride (2014) 10 Polished Mirrors (2013) Some Letters (2013)