KOMPLIKATIONS: No Good News: 12”

Aug 01, 2019

A relatively minimalist approach from this Belgian electro-punk trio, featuring just vocals, a synth, and drums for a five track release. The vocals are really strange, as they sound like a mix of Belgian and Cockney, which actually works quite well. The synth and drums provide a melodic, staccato backing over which the vocals pour forth with political, societal, and personal tales. The most telling track is “Reflections,” which deals with the death of a mother. It’s a poignant song which manages to quell the jaunty nature of the synth a touch. Not sure of what the longevity of this record is for me. Time will tell. –Rich Cocksedge (Rockstar, [email protected], rockstarrecords.)