Erotic Elk - III
Synthpop, Electropop A one sentence review of Erotic Elk's new album 'III' (not to be confused with Kite's album III released a few years ago) would be "Erotic Elk delivers solid synthpop without any surprises". The final three word is the key word for this release... "without any surprises". Being without any surprises is a good thing, since you get what you expect, solid and catchy Swedish synthpop. However, it's also a bit of a let down, since it might come of a bit plain.

Having just reviewed Kite's latest EP VI, this release play it very safe in comparison. None of the 14 tracks on this release (excluding the remixes on the physical version) comes close to my favorite track with Erotic Elk, "Monoton", which was on their last release, Solitary, but you are able to find a couple of synthpop tunes that you come back to every once in a while.


First track after the Intro, "What you give is what you get", "Dark winter", "Would", the Apoptygma Berzerk sounding "Seal the moment", the final track "Never Stay The Same" which is a beautiful ballad, or why not the pretty great cover of Chris Isaak's classic "Wicked Game"?

It's good synthpop, there's no denying it, however, I wish that Fredrik and Tomas would try something a little bit different, because a part of me feels that I've heard this album a couple of times now the last 15-20 years.
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Brutal Resonance

Erotic Elk - III

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2015
A one sentence review of Erotic Elk's new album 'III' (not to be confused with Kite's album III released a few years ago) would be "Erotic Elk delivers solid synthpop without any surprises". The final three word is the key word for this release... "without any surprises". Being without any surprises is a good thing, since you get what you expect, solid and catchy Swedish synthpop. However, it's also a bit of a let down, since it might come of a bit plain.

Having just reviewed Kite's latest EP VI, this release play it very safe in comparison. None of the 14 tracks on this release (excluding the remixes on the physical version) comes close to my favorite track with Erotic Elk, "Monoton", which was on their last release, Solitary, but you are able to find a couple of synthpop tunes that you come back to every once in a while.


First track after the Intro, "What you give is what you get", "Dark winter", "Would", the Apoptygma Berzerk sounding "Seal the moment", the final track "Never Stay The Same" which is a beautiful ballad, or why not the pretty great cover of Chris Isaak's classic "Wicked Game"?

It's good synthpop, there's no denying it, however, I wish that Fredrik and Tomas would try something a little bit different, because a part of me feels that I've heard this album a couple of times now the last 15-20 years. Apr 28 2015

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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