Boomkat Product Review:
For this who missed out 1st time - Belgium’s Weyrd Son Records give up a necessary repress of Perte D’identité ; the debut side by pre-eminent synth-pop mistress Marie Davidson. If you were also smitten by her exquisite LPs for Texan imprint, HoloDeck (S U R V I V E) and Veronica Vasicka’s Cititrax, we assure you this one is a must, too!
The montréalais poet, singer and producer’s debut echoes a cold, glazed aesthetic with spellbindingly classic yet contemporaneous takes on darker synth styles, slickly intersecting the sensual élan of Chris & Cosey with a more cinematic appeal at times recalling her HoloDeck label mates S U R V I V E.
It’s a quintessentially adult synth-pop sound, one full of sweeping contours and wipe clean textures dripping with plasmic tones and, most prominently, Marie’s own vocals which are no doubt one of its most distinctive attractions.
In the course of her six original tracks she owns each style she touches on, from stark nocturnal panoramas such as Prélude and the soured tang of Vie Et Mort D’Un Ego, to the ‘floor churning chaos of sparking drum machines and starburst synths aided by the legendary David Kristian in Abduction, or to ice cool degrees in the title track and The Mole and Par Christobel’s remix of Shaky Leg’s pert pop.
Tthis really is one of the strongest synth-pop sides we’ve heard in years, big recommendation!