CHANDEEN "Teenage Poetry"

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CHANDEEN "Teenage Poetry"
  • Album: Teenage Poetry
  • Year: 2008
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  • Germany

This release is a great surprise. I've heard about this trio for some years now, but I never got the chance to listen to them before. As Harald Lowy is both a member of the band and the boss of Kalinkaland label, I've been pretty reticent in what concerns the quality of CHANDEEN's music. Yet, after listening to these tracks, I can state with all my heart that "Teenage Poetry" is an eloquent sample of Ethereal Wave, similar to the ones of bands promoted by Projekt Records. The female voice has a superb fragility of expression, and the musical sequences are saturated in atmosphere and dreamy soundscapes, as everything oscillates somewhere between LYCIA and Love Spirals... I cannot say it is a Dark album, yet it certainly isn't a very optimistic one either, but rather a very intelligently created and executed album, dignifying the melancholic and elegant aura of a fully original Wave Gothic.