From the depths of Berlin comes a debut album; a debut album filled with synth, with feminine vocals and an undertone of gothic pop. The album, cryptically named ‘W’, is the first record released by Monsterheart.
The slightly camp ‘Bunnies’ comes second on the album, a rhythmic tune that would no doubt have even the hairiest of builders tapping their feet in unison. ‘Wired’, a track in which the vocals barely pause for breath, is another well put together track. ‘Oh Death’ is perhaps the best song on the album, a dark and sensual song that displays talented songwriting and a brewing bass line. ‘Weep’ is atmospheric, making use of clipped vocals and an array of different sound effects, which I must say works rather well. ‘Redhood’ is an extremely catchy track, and although a little Disney-like, it has one of the best rhythms I’ve heard in a while. The album ends with ‘Waves’, a Blackbird Blackbird-esque track.
There’s something utterly captivating about female vocals, tuned to an electro background and carefully placed synths. An electric energy bounces from the speakers, an almost static like sound. As of late, many amateur producers seem to be pummelling out poorly created tracks. This is not the case with Monsterheart; although a little teeny-bopper, the album runs smooth as the night sky. Overall, ‘W’ has a dark and toned sound, one that is slightly sinister and venomous. ‘W’ is due for release on the 4th of April. 8/10