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Sydney Valette: HOW MANY LIVES CD

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‘How many lives’… can one have within a single life? wonders Sydney Valette from the start of his 5th delivery. Here are the musings of a young soul that managed to stay around for over a decade - somewhere between the electro-goth scene and warehouse raves. Somewhat surprised at his own longevity, Sydney sees a kind of musical continuum form as his output grows year by year, and adds yet another 8 tracks to it, fueled by the the same dynamics but within a slightly darker mindset.

A bipolar set, shared between frontal upbeat moments and more withdrawn, brooding ones. The EBM service is provided by urgent cuts such as ‘I can’t’ or ‘Rzurekt’. On the more poppy front we find ‘Space & Time’, that stands as the climax of the lot, building upon melodic echoes of nostalgia and hopefulness. But on the flipside, the hyperactive crooner slides into muddier territories and shows an inclination towards post-punk moodiness. The guitar-based ‘Lies’ adds a darker shade to the producer’s spectrum, ‘New Pictures’ drifts alone in the distance followed by a haze of doom, and ‘Back from Mexico’ mixes field recording with Carpenter-esque keyboards on a linear journey with a goth aftertaste. As a final blow, a cover of the Sex Pistols’ ’Anarchy in the UK’ revisits the old revolutionary myths embodied by this archetypal punk anthem, and gives them a ‘dark ballad’ treatment!

You will be amazed by Sydney’s enduring inner struggles about daily melancholia and urban Isolation! A very strong album – enriched by 3 tracks from previous albums as bonus-tracks!

Released Early February 2019 by Icy Cold

Track Listing:
01. How many Lives 
02. I can't 
03. Lies 
04. Back from Mexico 
05. New Pictures
06. Space and Time 
07. Anarchy in the UK 
08. Rzurekt
09. My Pride (2014) 
10. Polished Mirrors (2013) 
11. Some Letters (2013)


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