Boomkat Product Review:
'Retrospektiv' is the debut album by Swedish alt. rockers Audionom, who've previously appeared on a split LP with Type Records post-rockers Sickoakes. Unlike that band, this Stockholm band derive most of their inspiration from krautrock or even new wave, evoking a bit of a New Order-influenced sound on 'Kristall' (which actually sounds a lot like a New Order song title). It's some surprise then that 'Ljusets krigare' immediately brings to mind the riff from 2Unlimited's 'No Limits'. Still, overlooking that unfortunate similarity, Audionom's music can come across as a tad repetitive and a little too close to jam session drudgery for its own good, as is the case with the actually rather interminable 'Raka Katt'. The vocal tracks are fairly hit and miss too, but the tightness of 'dc2' with its neon synth sparkle makes for a pleasant enough dirge.