With the new album ‘Limbo’ Viennese duo TENTS advances into exquisite art pop. The post punk-infused sound of their first two records is now followed by a strong commitment to pop.
Multifarious and densely produced, the songs exude a sophisticated coolness. Throughout the album, the piercing guitars and frenetic drums recalling a classical band setup, slowly blend into the more atmospheric realms of drum machines and layered synths featured in songs like ‘Cold Bliss’ or ‘Jitter’.
In the midst of an illimitable lockdown, with studios shut down and collaborators out of reach, Clemens Posch & Paul Stoettinger took steps and started what gradually evolved into a largely self produced album. While the title ‘Limbo’ describes a state of transient uncertainty, TENTS seem to catalyze the creative freedom that comes with the feeling of being lost in an unfamiliar setting.
TENTS captivate with perfectly arranged songs evocative of the heyday of late seventies and early eighties pop with greats like Talk Talk, Brian Eno and David Bowie. They’re transferred into a contemporary context without effort.
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