SPC ECO – The Art of Pop
The album artwork is what made me grab the SPC ECO album that was sitting on our desk. The minimalist circles and rainbow hues are extremely visually appealing, but it wasn’t until I got home and opened it did I notice that it was the lead singer’s face, which I found even cooler than rainbow circles. It’s some sort of optical illusion so the farther away you look at the image, the easier it is to see her face. Based off of the cover art when I picked it up, I imagined something along the sorts of bubblegum pop, which was not the case, but I was pleasantly surprised, nonetheless.
The first track “Burn It Down” definitely sets the tone for the rest of the album, so if you aren’t interested in it you probably won’t enjoy the other songs. The futuristic electronic vibes coming from the song are intriguing and they quickly grabbed and held my interest. Going on to the next track, the album’s single was “Hear Me Now.” It has a similar sound, a lot of club beats, and synth action, but a little more light hearted. Going further into the album, there are a lot more upbeat and club-suitable songs, but mostly keeping within the electronic range, and smooth airy vocals.
After doing some research on their website and Bandcamp, it looks like the Belgian band is comprised of two permanent members, the lead singer and the drummer, and a large number of other contributors who do mixing and loops. Overall the album’s sound is techno-spaceship meets a European club, which is great if you’re in the mood for it, so they’re definitely worth checking out.
Final Verdict: Thumbs Up
Highlights: “Burn It Down”, “Hear Me Now”, “Fall Apart For Love“