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Les Techno

Closer Look (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

I reviewed a previous single from this act and landed that one under progressive rock. This one doesn't fit there, coming in somewhere closer to the new wave rocking sound of the 1980s. It has a definite punk edge to it, too. This really does feel like a throwback to an earlier era.

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Track by Track Review
Closer Look

The opening keyboard textures on this sound like something that might have been in a movie soundtrack in the 1980s. Vangelis is a valid comparison on that section. The track works outward to more of a rocking kind of jam that has a lot of Duran Duran and other 80s rock sound built into it. I love the keyboard sounds on this. They are retro and classic in nature. The whole tune rocks well.

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