Freitag, 16. März 2018

New Dusk to Dawn album: First reactions and reviews

Dusk to Dawn's long-player “Transition” gains a lot of feedback beyond any expectations by the band. The German group have applied and immediately signed with the renowned label Echozone – which is for sure part of the successful distribution: The album tracks are played on international radio/podcast shows everyday and all reviews so far have described the record as an excellent work.

Working on "Transition" (Andreas Kleinwächter, Jörg Erren)

„In Germany, we only have two relevant underground music print magazines“, says singer Achim Zolke, „Sonic Seducer and Orkus. I'm glad both decided to feature Dusk to Dawn in their March 2018 issues and give us such tremendous feedback.“ Sonic Seducer published a review on “this very well-made album” which was made “in the stylistic range of bands like Depeche Mode and Camouflage of the 90s; lovers of the bands mentioned are guaranteed not to be disappointed. Even the synthesizers used have been carefully selected and operated by Jörg Erren with regard to authentic 90s sound.”

Sonic Seducer continues to praise the “top-class, very individual compositions, which come from the individual band members and are arranged together, the charismatic vocals of Achim Zolke and the driving rhythms, which ensure that the Dusk to Dawn songs also work perfectly in the club.”


Orkus Magazine and CD compilation March 2018
Orkus describes the album as clearly having its roots in the 80's and 90's, but they are “masterfully conveyed into the presence”. The album opener “Not this World” is featured on the new (March 2018) Orkus compilation CD. Another dark rock song from the album, “Faith in you”, written by guitarist Andreas Kleinwächter, is presented on the “La Danse Macabre 3” compilation (At Sea Compilations), also released in March 2018.

INTRAVENOUS MAGAZINE writes: “The album "Transition" marks a sound evolution and still remains true to what Dusk to Dawn is all about: catchy electro-pop with depth, reminiscent of hits from the 1980s, similarly danceable, but with a dark and "techie" mood.” Nordevents says: “A good album – but for electro pop fans even an excellent album.”

Dusk to Dawn's newest songs are constantly featured on indie and dark wave podcasts like Bloodlit Radio, Radio Attitude (Charente), Kontrapunkt, FlyFlew Radio, Hazzard Of Darkness, Vox Noctem - Die Stimme der Nacht, Core FM, Grufti Radio or the NOSW podcast.

Besides further positive reviews in Musikiathek, Kainklangmusikmagazin and others, maybe the most beautiful feedback simply comes from a YouTube user from the United States, recently posted under the “Transition snippets” video:

    "(...) 
Yeah, we don't get any exposure to this type of music in USA anymore. Well, not since 1980’s to early 1990's. I just listened to the whole album “Transition “ yesterday. I already put it at #1 album im my music colllection for this year. It will be hard to beat. I shared the album via Apple Music with my son who is away at college. Apparently, they had a big party last night and he tells me this morning they were jamming this album last night. Kids were asking “who & what type of music is this?” I call it “”New Wave”. But, maybe for today’s younger generation, I will call it “SynthWave”. Great stuff! (...)" 

Background

Dusk to Dawn - „Transition“ consists of ten songs created since the group's reunion in 2011. The suggestive title stands for the bridge between 90's wave and synth pop to (moderately) modern, electro rock – arranged, composed and produced by the three band members and mastered by Obsessive Music in Melbourne.

„Transition“ is a digital-only release which can be obtained via popular download platforms:


https://echozone.bandcamp.com/album/transition

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/transition/1331512578

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B078T1RQ9Z/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_T.1AAb1P9G0Q8

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