Genres/Influences: Electro-Wave, Minimal-Electro.
Format: Digital, Vinyl.
Background information: Jacob- and Lissette Schoenly have already released a few productions on Peripheral Minimal. But their first EP “Toughtcrime” was released by Infravox Records (2014). This reissue includes the five original songs plus two additional tracks.
Contents: “Toughtcrime” means pure Minimal-Electro/Wave. It sounds retro in its overall sonic approach and vocal production. Lissette Schoenly sings without real emotions accentuating the cold Electro sound.
+ + +: This work is an absolute must for lovers of Minimal-Electro/Wave. Analog-like sound processing has that icy, magical touch that totally matches vocal production. One of the additional songs (cf. “Black Device”) is quite a bonus.
– – –: A cool production without a real hit.
Conclusion: This reissue is the perfect opportunity to return to the Spatial Relationship.
Best Songs: “Escape Your Backmen”, “Black Devise”, “Dissociative Females”.
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