Thursday, 4 January 2018
In Short - The Mourning Party - The Space Between Us
The Mourning Party - The Space Between Us
CD / DL
6 / 10
Review by Joseph.
Unsurprisingly for a project called The Mourning Party, 'The Space Between Us' is a moody affair. The regimented beats and bass recall 80s post-punk, while echoing synths and guitars add a more modern electro-goth vibe. What stands out is the lyrically nihilistic, spoken word vocal, which adds a flavour of heavier goth/emo to the mix.
The first half of this album is relentlessly gloomy; the melodic guitar work of later tracks lifts the mood just a touch, with the Joy Divisionesque 'Long Goodbyes' and closer 'The Haunt In My Home' as highlights. Overall, a darkly atmospheric listen.
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