Drownsoda is Julien Agot from Limoges(F) playing synth pop heavily influenced by New Order. This ep features five pop songs that are all in the midtempo lane. In my ears the synth drums sound a little simple and especially the cymbals sound very cheap but I guess that an aesthetic thing and some people like it that way. They rest of the music as rather simple in its structure as well but maybe thatís what makes it popÖ The nonchalant vocals fit the music well and create a rather distanced atmosphere. All in all itís a little sparse. The songs are okay but they donít catch me. After several plays I still donít remember a single chorus or hookline. Itís all a bit arbitrary and there is Ė roughly calculated - two hundred better bands/projects that sound(ed) rather similar. So why not listen to them instead?
And why does the label ad the ISRC (international standard recording code) of each song to the info? If this is supposed to look professional then why do all the more professional label without them? No offence. I just donít get it. It is totally useless information, isnít it? A link to the artist's website/myspace page would have been a more interesting information...