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newdivision shadows
Artist: The New Division
Title: Shadows
Genre: New Wave / Synth Pop
Release Date: 25th January 2012
Label: Progress Productions


Album Review

THE NEW DIVISION started as a solo project of John Kunkel, as an amalgam of JOY DIVISION and the NEW ORDER, in 2005. This is easier to be said than to be done - need I to write here about the musicianship of these two bands? What you have in ‘Shadows’ is what you expect to be found here; early 80’s sounds, retro, at times nostalgic but most importantly dead. Let me repeat that; their music is dead. Bloodless and uninspired; it surely lacks the depth and the emotional integrity of JOY DIVISION and the extra sense of catchiness and fun to be found in NEW ORDER. By having a slow paced tempo as if the time stopped in 1979 and sound mixing and vocal aesthetics of about the same year the only thing that distinguishes it from its predecessors is that its sound is not monophonic much to the regret of the modern retro-maniacs.


Tracklist

01. Opium
02. Shallow Play
03. Sense
04. Shadows
05. Violent
06. Soft
07. Munich
08. True Lies
09. La Noire
10. Hearts For Sale
11. Special
12. Memento
13. Shadows II
14. Saturday Night


Line-up

John Kunkel - Vocals
Brock Woolsey - Guitars
Janzie - Sequencing
Mark Michalski - Synths


Websites

https://www.facebook.com/thenewdivision / http://www.thenewdivision.net


Cover Picture

newdivision shadows


Rating

Music: 3
Sound: 5
Total: 4 / 10


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