After two strong and successful albums, Frankfurt-based mastermind Timo Revna joined the Alfa Matrix label roster and delivered a stunning new hit single “Persona”, a solid groundbreaking harbinger to a promising forthcoming new album!
Today, REICHSFEIND confirms he has crafted his very own sound identity by merging modern electronics, driving rhythms, dark atmosphere, meaningful lyrics, rolling bass lines and addictive melodic sounds. He now returns with a new full length album that exceeds all expectations. Driven by highly polished drum beats, ‘Darken’ combines hauntingly beautiful and addictive melodies with the characteristic and well-known formula of deeply expressive lyrics, written and soulfully performed by mastermind Timo Revna. From the very first tones of the calm yet uncannily catchy opener ‘Frontiers’ over the relentless drive of the straight forward club banger ‘Underdog’ to the stunningly beautiful outro ‘Relic’, REICHSFEIND gifts us with a consistent advancement of the project’s versatile sound, leading us to a dark yet strangely familiar place. Just beware…some might never want to leave again.
It’s simply amazing how REICHSFEIND has grown up as a band over the last few years, reaching an all new songwriting and production quality level. The vocals are poignant and highly expressive, melodies and choruses are sharp, polished and hyper-addictive while the overall song arrangements are meticulously assembled to blow up your mind with these hi-energy and powerful electronic assaults through highly dynamic synth sequences, fat bass lines and kick-ass beats. “Darken” is therefore the perfect candidate to be one of the best techno pop albums of the year 2022. To consume at maximum volume and without moderation!
A must-have for all fans of futuristic synth pop music with an edge, especially if you enjoy bands like COVENANT, VNV NATION, DE/VISION, MESH, ICON OF COIL, etc.