Beautiful Emo-electronica from this new Swedish duo. Influences range from Kraftwerk, David Bowie and Neu! to Orbital and Brian Eno
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The Fork Series and new label NoSordo debut joint-release comes with the Swedish duo, Gros and the thrilling new album, "Waves". This work, made up of 10 original pieces of fragile electronica, with certain retro touches (largely thanks to analogue instruments and appropriately-chosen sounds) features an impressive collection of personal touches.
The music Gros makes is both modern with their state of the art seventies instruments (computers, samples, loops) and synthesizers, or perhaps due to a large sound-bank, because the tunes here feature noises and melodies that weve been enjoying throughout the history of electronic music.
"Alfombra Voladora" and "City Weekend" get to grips with a certain Kraftwerk structure, which, for the listener, is a remarkably pleasant one. The GROS seal is not one of grandiloquence, but rather of understatement, orbiting between the classic and the actual, between Kraftwerk and Autechre, between Brian Eno and Orbital.
1. Sleep Mini
2. Alfombra Voladora
4. Tomas Tak
5. City Weekend
8. Du Eller Aldrig
9. Ondo Eta Zu
10.I'm Growing Radar
If the most important thing for an album to do is to transmit something new, something personal, I can assure you that "Waves" does just that. Gros invite you to relax, appreciate the details, feel the rhythms, travel to far off places and feel at home with your thoughtsI think thats more than enough."
- Alfonso Mendez (www.satelitepop.com)