This first release is called “Faust”.
Goethe’s Faust is one that is on many people’s reading list. A story that speaks to many has been the underlying source of Valfeu’s debut. Full of drama so to say, the music knows that dramatic atmosphere as well. French lyrics, the words matter, but at the same time they don’t. You can pick up the story by listening to the sounds and feel the atmosphere, knowing the story that is behind it. Starting with the catchy “Renaissance” you can feel a summer clubhit being born, but when you go further into “Oberon”, you may feel a slight hint to that happy hardcore that did so well in Benelux in the 90’s. The trip the album is taking you on much different routes as we are getting a bit darker with titletrack “Faust”.
Of course a track called “Gretchen” may not be missing, it is one very danceable track, nightclub ready, danceable. The great thing about this one, is that there are some really catchy parts into this one. The song seem to get heavier and heavier while listening and the end is quite doomish.
With “Oeuvre au Rouge” is quite a break from what it is before, a must for the story, the voice telling the story that will conclude with “Judgement.
Altogether, Valfeu gives us a diverse album. The story gets told with variance and captivates you endlessly as one song does differ a lot from another. In the end the whole comes together not only by the story but also in the way that the whole is composed, regardless the variance the songs match together pretty well. The album listens easily and invites you to repeated spins. Refreshing, and good for many hours of listening.
02. Oberon (feat. Sue Denim)
04. Dieu (feat. Desireless & Music for the space)
05. Méphisto (feat. Sue Denim)
06. Gretchen (feat. Sue Denim)
07. Nuit de Sabbat (feat. Cheerleader
08. Nomen Est Omen
09. Oeuvre au Rouge
10. Jugement (feat. Titend)