Album Reviews

The Acrobat
Death Of Lovers - The Acrobat
7.0
 on
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 19:52
submitted by
Thomas

It has already been three years since Death Of Lovers released their debut EP, ‘Buried Under A World Of Roses’. That is a long time between releases. Until you realize that Dominic Palermo, Nick Bassett and Kyle Kimball also function as ¾ of the shoegaze phenomenon that is Nothing, who released the stellar ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ just last year. And now Death Of Lovers is back with another batch of swirling post-punk tunes that sound like they were discovered in a nuclear shelter that dates back to the Cold War.

 

‘The Acrobat’ really does feel like a one-way ticket to the 80ies. Just listening to opening track ‘Orphans Of The Smog’, ‘Here Lies’ and ‘Ursula,’ will make you think of The Cure, the Stranger Things soundtrack and Duran Duran meets New Order respectively. So Death Of Lovers’ songs don’t sound very original. That’s true. They are however extremely melancholic and atmospheric and there is a lot to be said for the way they combine bright melodies with a darker undercurrent. Hell, they even throw in a saxophone at one point and get away with it.

 

Track listing:

  1. Orphans Of The Smog
  2. Here Lies
  3. Ursula
  4. The Lowly People
  5. Perfect History
  6. Quai d’Orsay
  7. Divine Song
  8. The Absolute