The LMF Album Review: Black Blinds

June 11th, 2013 at 11:10 am by under The Hampton Roads Show, THRS Live Music

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Whenever the duo of Rob Devinney and Brett Helke team up, you know something sonically beautiful is going to come out of it.  Case in point, Fall of Transition’s Distractions, their previous venture, is still one of my favorite albums.  So it comes to no surprise that Black Blinds would be just as impressive.

Combining the best of the ’80′s new wave and post-punk eras, Black Blinds give you a pulse-beating musical experience.  Taking in the best influential parts of Depeche Mode, The Cure and a touch of The Fixx, Black Blinds add in their own flavors that take your mind on a cosmic voyage like in title track Morphine and into the deep abyss like in Don’t Let Me Sleep.  This is a fantastically deep record that pulls you into to each story and makes you want more.

I highly recommend grabbing this record when it hits July 2 (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and everywhere) as this will be one of your mainstay albums for the summer.

Black Blinds (2013) *****

1. Morphine
2. The Bending
3. Ghosts
4. Bloodbath
5. Unholy Savoir
6. Don’t Let Me Sleep
7. Skin and Stone
8. Holes in the Solace
9. Portraits of the Dead
10. Night Terrors

 

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