SIDELINE - B (mar. 2004)
Some gothic fans will maybe remember the Land Of Passion project. This French band now comes back under the moniker of Popoï Sdioh, releasing their debut album. The songs have been composed in between 1998 and 2003, showing an important guitar wave influence that may remind to the legendary Virgin Prunes and Bauhaus. I’ve to add that this isn’t their only source of inspiration because of some heavy rock ingredients. I personally feel nostalgic when hearing the typical doom-wave guitar parts. It all sounds like all the pain and sadness are emerging of this mewing and screaming guitar play! That’s what I precisely appreciate on songs like “Crick in the head” and “Pimples & flies”. When I heard the opening piece entitled “Radioneighbour” I discovered an excellent instrumental industrial like track so I couldn’t imagine this band being involved in old-fashioned guitar-wave! There’re 13 tracks and 10 so-called “Audiocrashtest”-s on this album that will probably please to a few addicts of the wave decade!