The Fair Attempts - Dark Star
This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.
A cinematic synth-line and a low, thumping bassline lead me into The Fair Attempts’ brand-new single ‘Dark Star’. A futuristic, encompassing darkwave dancefloor killer that uses piano keys just as much as it utilizes moody electronics to fit the current Autumn season. Smokey whispers build-upon the structure as founder Friendly Timo speaks about his struggle harboring negative thoughts. Storing them inside his head like a fizzy pop ready to explode, the emotive expression found within the song are glorious. At three-minutes and sixteen-seconds, it doesn’t overstay its welcome, either. Its short, sweet, punchy, romantic, and ends when it needs to. A glorious little slice of goth cake that has me wanting seconds. Eight out of ten.
On a side-note, can we just compliment the cover art? Made by Katerina Belikova, the person standing before us looks like a Helghan soldier from the Killzone series modified to fit a cybergoth dancefloor. It’s a neat piece of art and one that will hopefully come in a booklet when the album fully releases.
Oct 09 2022
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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