Voyeur – Nite Fields (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

10336825_1348795638479774_6891820470030480912_nA lot has happened in the world of Nite Fields since we found Prescription resting in our “to do” pile at the start of last year. Core members Danny Venzin and Chris Champion have left their Australian base of operations and now front a revolving team of players from their new homes in Moscow and New York respectively.

What hasn’t changed is their ability to make dark, pulsing, intriguing music. Music that sits on a line that runs from the likes of Bauhaus through early goth and new romantic and yet embraces the sound of not only now but the future. in that cyclical way that music operates it tips a hat to dark, basement club experimentations in european underground scenes of the eighties as much as it feels part of a subversive new dance scene, albeit one that would probably scare the hell out of your average pop punter.

Stark atmospheres and clinical beats form  sharp structures over which razor wire guitar riffs ring out and deadpan vocals show distain for the listener. And it is brilliant. With a twin base of operations spread across the western hemisphere, they are set to take Europe and The US by storm.

 

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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