Saccharine Souvenirs - Trauma - New LP
"But those who want to find out for themselves can struggle through a maze of bands which the majority of people hardly has heard of. All these bands have in common that they were around in the early 80s, bands like CIRCUIT 7 (Video boys), DAS KABINETTE (Fudge it), CHARLES DE GOAL (Exposition), FUTURISK (Army now), MITTAGEISEN, THE UNITS (Digital simulation), earliest HUMAN LEAGUE (Taverner tapes) and others whose music could only be heard on tape cassette among a small circle of aficionados back in the days. SACCHARINE SOUVENIRS is a spin-off of EXIT and MISCALCULATIONS and the band has a real great sense for little mean and minimalistic melodies. Not only do they add a second female voice but also guitar lines that Robert Smith in his heyday could not have played prettier and hidden any better in the broad synthesizers. Most people will only hear them if directly colliding with their nose on them but from then on they will never be able to fade them out again. The 10 songs are completed by a sound which perfectly captures the charme of an 80s bedroom recording in all its narrowness.