Hope is project that has a dark look upon music. With the influences of different styles, from Jazz to post rock to ambient the sound became a little eerie. Right now they released a self-titled album. It is available now.
The name behind hope is Christine Borsch-Supon which is giving voice to it all. And what a voice. It is impressive in the way it makes it impact. It seems well thought and well timed all the time. But even though this gives the whole a lot of shine, it would not stand out without the backing that they gave it. The details are what makes it interesting. Some percussion sneaks in to support it and when synths are often carrying the sound, they can be subtle here just as well.
If we look at the album as a whole we do think you may have to be prepared when playing this album. Your mindset needs to be for it. It is filled with the slow and dragging moody darkness. And there is not much that lifts it up, you are on a steady ride, but it could be too much if you are not aware that the whole album is like that.
Altogether, a nice release. It has great highlights but is not one that you play at random. It asks the dedication to let yourself fall into it. But when you do allow that to happen, “Hope” is it!
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