Friday 18 December 2020

Opium Cartel. The - Valor (2020)

The third album from this Norwegian band.

The band, or make that a project, were a ten pieces big band with a lineup of programming, drums, percussion, strings, bass, guitars, saxophones, synths and vocals.

The Opium Cartel is one of Jacob Holm Lupo's projects. I would not say one of his many projects as he only have a handful projects.  

Jacob Holm Lupo has taken this project down a much more power pop and art-pop direction than on his other projects.

There is a lot of female vocals here and a lot of dream pop.

There is also a lot of electronica here and music that reminds me about the good old horrors of disco music. 

Some of the music here can indeed be played in a club where people comes to dance. But most of the album is thankfully as bad as that as there is some more pastoral parts here.

The album is forty-five minutes long and it is a decent to good album. I am not fan of the more disco parts here and those pieces of music is not good. Hence the restrained joy about this album.

2.5 points


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