Thursday, July 30, 2009

REVIEW: Silk Flowers - Silk Flowers

8.25 out of 10

Silk Flowers are a three piece Lo-Fi-Goth-Synth-Pop band from New York. On their self-titled debut album there are three main instruments involved; synths (more than a few), drum machines (at least a couple), & vocals (comparable to Ian Curtis). Their music is simple not too complex, but sometimes simple is better. Keeping it a little more minimal helps these guys pull off a sound that can be truly pleasing to the right listener.

I love the design for this album, I love it when covers speak miles for the music. Silk Flowers have a somewhat clean sound, until they open the window and let some of that "lo-fi filth" in. This album makes me want to go on a hunt for local Goth band cassettes via 1985. With all of the doom and gloom here it seems nearly impossible not to be persuade by its charm. I'm impressed.

An acquired taste indeed, but if you like Lo-Fi Goth music and/or Cold Cave, Fad Gadget, or even Front 242 you will, without any doubt, LOVE Silk Flowers. RECOMMENDED.

Standout Tracks: ALL. More! Now!..

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