Tuesday, 23rd May 2017. 8:48:17am ET
Reviews CD Reviews Synthpop, New Wave Diorama - Even The Devil Doesn't Care
Artist: Diorama
 
Album: Even The Devil Doesn't Care
 
Label: Accession Records
 
Genre: Synthpop
 
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Rejoice! A new Diorama album – Even The Devil Doesn't Care has been released, three years after Cubed. To many readers, the German synth pop band will not need an introduction. For others, check them out.
 
Even The Devil Doesn't Care is a introspective, melancholic and deeply touching album. Even though most of the tracks remain danceable/shuffleable, the chords, the saddened vocals and lyrical themes are drenched in weltschmerz.
 
Diorama have made a major leap in their repertoire, proving that they are not just a solid scene-name, but indeed a band that transcends the boundaries of musical genres.
 
Here and there, the influence of the oh-so-popular dubstep seeps into the rhythms of Even The Devil Doesn't Care, for example in the opening track “Maison Du Tigre”. This addition to the musical palette of Diorama doesn't sound like a gimmick or fashion-trick here, and the breakbeats sound melancholic too.
 
The most uptempo track of the album “The Scale”, an anthem for the empty yuppies, is full of references to Depeche Mode. The otherworldly “My Favourite Song” looks at the schism between our true needs and what society impresses upon us – and this idea seems to be reflected in the broken beats and the dreamy chorus.
 
Summit”, the longest track on Even The Devil Doesn't Care is a minimalist, yet very pure track – something that directly speaks to my heart.
 
The cabaret-like “When We Meet Again In Hell” is another highlight of the album, sounding like a distorted circus on syrup. The 80s-infused “The Long Way Home From The Party” again shows the versatility of Diorama.
 
In short: Even The Devil Doesn't Care is a masterpiece of weltschmerz and societal criticism. If these elements combined with synth sounds, appeal to you, you could find yourself as deeply touched by this album as I did.
 
Diorama-The Scale
 
Buy Diorama – Even The Devil Doesn't Care

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