After their critically acclaimed first LP "Endless Party" released on Wool-E-Tapes (cassette) and Minimal Maximal (vinyl), Whispering Sons is returning with a two-track EP that sees the quintet keeping digging in an already very distinctive sound and vibe of their own that make them so recognizable and exclusive. Fenne Kuppens stark and warm vocals and lyrics are giving the finest polish to the bands' cold sonic darkness. The two songs are giving a very strong idea of what the quintet is the best at, taking us into a wide range of emotions that won't leave us heartless. While "Performance" has this quite lyrical and impetuous swirl, "Strange Identities" sounds and evolves in a more obscure and modest place.
Release date Nov. 25, 2016.
released November 25, 2016
Music / Words by Whispering Sons
Recorded, Mixed and mastered by Koenraad Foesters
Front cover by Iljen Put
Design / Layout by Michael Thiel
Photography by Annick Geenen
supported by 58 fans who also own “Performance / Strange Identities”
Very tight debut album that follows the core concepts of alienation and urban atmosphere like the fantastic EP 'Endless Party' without losing variety in the 10 songs.
In my opinion are the drums a bit under the overall mix and the last track doesn't have that much of an impact to me.
Least but not least for 20 bucks +shipping the CD-Digipack is a bit underwhelming, could have been more illustrations and linernotes. (the coverart and strong colours are still awesome).
I can say it's one of my favourite post-punk/gothic albums and I am looking engaged to further projects and hope you guys grow with every new song/album/EP. nyq