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Unai A Love Moderne

Plenty of producers dabble in airy, keyboard-driven dance tracks that attempt to recreate new wave attitude. But Erik Möller's lovelorn and edgy reincarnation of '80s synth-pop on A Love Moderne makes similar contemporary attempts sound as relevant and refined as A Flock of Seagulls. Shimmering elastic melodies establish the requisite dreamy vibe but Möller's use of washed-out synths, windswept production, and his own fragile voice creates a real sense of desolation and drama. Add a set of minimal and mechanized beats sculpted in a manner that recalls Ellen Allien and you‘ve got the formula for a dark, romantic masterpiece.

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