Xymox's latest album is a bit of a departure for them. It still has the sublime production, the ethereal melodies, and the unique electro/synth sound. But this is their gentlest, most subdued record since 1986's Medusa, with Moorings almost whispering most of the lyrics, making the album more romantic than Gothic. It's an enjoyable, haunting and memorable record, full of ideas and good to great songwriting; it's just that it takes repeated listens for its beauty to sink in. Highly recommended.
Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2015