MARC AL­MOND – SHAD­OWS AND RE­FLEC­TIONS

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

Now in his 60th year, the for­mer Soft Cell front man is still work­ing and here’s his first proper al­bum on a ma­jor la­bel in 20 years. What’s he been do­ing all this time? Mak­ing arty ex­cur­sions into all man­ner of deca­dence and dis­tur­bance ba­si­cally. Oh, and he has been with his part­ner now for 20 years so that could ex­plain why he’s been some­what busy on the side, too. This ma­ture, self-as­sured set sees Marc in fine form, less ’80s elec­tro and more ’60s psychedel­ica. It suits him, though we han­ker for his wacked-up non­sense like Soft Cell’s Sex Dwarf, or when he camped-up Donna Sum­mer’s I Feel Love with Bron­ski Beat. Ah, yes, those were the days, eh, Tainted Love?

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