Label: Plug Research Records
Sonnymoon have been grabbing everyone’s attention this year with their blend of pop, electronica, R&B and dance to become one of the most unique sounding bands of 2012.
Wild Rumpus is the opening track on the album and it is almost two minutes before there is any hint of a vocal as the band brings together an array of sounds to draw you in.
The opening of the track mixes synths and percussions and it is 2 minutes and 48 seconds before we really hear Anna Wise’s vocal in all its glory.
There is a real dreaminess to the track that is perhaps quite reminiscent of Bjork as Sonnymoon moves from energetic to quiet moments throughout the song.
Greatness puts Wise’s voice at the forefront and the backtrack really acts as a support and almost helps brings the vocal to life.
8 sees the band use synths effects on the vocal as the distorted nature makes this one of the standout tracks on the record in terms of sound.
Kali continues to mix different sounds and genre as Sonnymoon bring together elements of jazz and soul to give the track quite a haunted feel.
Sonnymoon is an album where there is just so much to take in; ever changing vocals, mixing of genres as well as a whole host of instrumentation that it is just too much.
The album is almost overwhelming as the duo try to cram in as many different sounds and feeling as possible that you almost can’t appreciate any of it because it is just hit after hit after hit.
There is no doubt that Sonnymoon is a unique sounding album and the duo is comfortable mixing a whole host of sounds to make something totally original.
Despite this Sonnymoon with be a record and a sound that really won’t appeal to everyone.
Sonnymoon - Sonnymoon is out now
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw