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Covenant: Europa



  1. Tension
  2. Leviathan
  3. 2D
  4. Wind of the North
  5. Riot
  6. I Am
  7. Final Man (Album Version)
  8. Go Film
  9. Wall of Sound


After the brilliance of the first single 'Final Man' taken from "Europa", I had nothing but high hopes for the third album from this Swedish trio. Yet it only took a few listens to note that while the band sheds much of it's Synth-Pop influence, the music becomes formulaic at best and inane at worst. I definitely expected a little more innovation and change from the styles found on "Sequencer" and "Dreams of the Cryotank", but those dreams have definitely been shattered. Instead, Covenant simply rewrote their last album. Albeit, Covenant at its worst is light years ahead of most acts, but I expected so much more from these Electronic pioneers than a hand full of club friendly tracks. Nevertheless, if you are a Covenant fan because they can get you moving on the dancefloor, you will certainly enjoy "Europa". If you are like me, however, expecting a radical musical change that would take IDM to another level, look elsewhere.

Covenant is:
Eskil Simonsson - composition & vocals
Jakim Montelius - lyrics & samples
Clas Nachmanson - performance & keyboards

Contact:
21st Circuitry Records
P.O. Box 170100
San Francisco, CA 94117

E-mail: circuit@sirius.com


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