Kite - VI
Pop, Synthpop
Kite continues to master their amazing suite of EP's. As you probably understand from the title, this is their sixth release and for you who are earlier unaware of Kite's way of releasing, they have never released a full album, only EP's. This however works in their advantage, since they never release any album fill outs. They are simply standing tall with now 30 tracks where the lowest point is still an 8/10 track and single worthy material in itself. It's no mystery that Kite is often referred to as "Sweden's best kept secret", even more so since most of the big newspapers only review full albums, making Kite stay hidden for the general population. However, for this audience, as to whom I write now, they are no secret.

With their new EP, they of course have a brand new video, and this is for the final track, called Nocturne. It's the slowest of the bunch and is pretty much a ballad. The word "beautiful", both in sound and visuals, does not simply cover the grandness of it all.


However, the highlight of the release is actually with the fourth track, "True Colours", that has previously been released on Progress Productions' 10 years anniversary release a few months back. Also, the third track "Count The Days" is right up there as well, making the middle the best part of the EP.

It might be a bit odd to review a release from the end to the start, but we here at Brutal Resonance do like to mix things up a little.

The beginning then, well, it all starts with the epic 8:48 minutes long "Up For Life" which is almost close to a stadium rock ballad in grand proportions, ending with a grand featuring of Swedish singer Nicole Sabouné. Least, but not to forget, is the second track "It's Ours", which is the most fast paced track among the five tracks that contains this EP. It's great track, as always with Kite, but it's not up there with my top 10.

All in all, 'VI' is just what you expect from Kite. Simply one of the best synthpop/alternative pop you can find these days, however, I must say that it's not my favorite of their releases. That positions is probably filled by IIIIV or V
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Brutal Resonance

Kite - VI

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2015 by Progress Productions
Kite continues to master their amazing suite of EP's. As you probably understand from the title, this is their sixth release and for you who are earlier unaware of Kite's way of releasing, they have never released a full album, only EP's. This however works in their advantage, since they never release any album fill outs. They are simply standing tall with now 30 tracks where the lowest point is still an 8/10 track and single worthy material in itself. It's no mystery that Kite is often referred to as "Sweden's best kept secret", even more so since most of the big newspapers only review full albums, making Kite stay hidden for the general population. However, for this audience, as to whom I write now, they are no secret.

With their new EP, they of course have a brand new video, and this is for the final track, called Nocturne. It's the slowest of the bunch and is pretty much a ballad. The word "beautiful", both in sound and visuals, does not simply cover the grandness of it all.


However, the highlight of the release is actually with the fourth track, "True Colours", that has previously been released on Progress Productions' 10 years anniversary release a few months back. Also, the third track "Count The Days" is right up there as well, making the middle the best part of the EP.

It might be a bit odd to review a release from the end to the start, but we here at Brutal Resonance do like to mix things up a little.

The beginning then, well, it all starts with the epic 8:48 minutes long "Up For Life" which is almost close to a stadium rock ballad in grand proportions, ending with a grand featuring of Swedish singer Nicole Sabouné. Least, but not to forget, is the second track "It's Ours", which is the most fast paced track among the five tracks that contains this EP. It's great track, as always with Kite, but it's not up there with my top 10.

All in all, 'VI' is just what you expect from Kite. Simply one of the best synthpop/alternative pop you can find these days, however, I must say that it's not my favorite of their releases. That positions is probably filled by IIIIV or V
Apr 27 2015

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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