Released in December 2014, the second album of The Last Hour, the project of Roberto Del Vecchio (Les Jumeaux Discordants/ex Gothica) is here for all post-cold/dark wave fans. However, I would rather describe it using the term dark atmosphere wave, as I find that it is characterised by a deep and heavy atmosphere which lingers from the start of the album to the very last song.
The sound of synthesizers is softened by the deep and melancholic voice of Roberto, giving a shape to an almost hypnotic and mesmerising groove. The album consists of 10 tracks, flow smoothly from one to another, forming a consistency in the feel and the general idea that is a perfect voyage through synthetic sounds merged with a human touch in the mellow, sometimes almost whispering vocals. Lyrically, the album focuses on feelings provoked by inner life, time, memories, deep emotions, love and fears.
The highlights of the album are definitely ”Heartbeat”, “Everything Fades Away”, “Deadline” and “Winning”, the cover of the English post-punk band The Sound. However, I consider “Nowhere” to be the darkest moment of the album and by saying that, my favourite track.
The album was recorded in Vasto (Italy) and Montreal (Canada) and produced by Roberto Del Vecchio and Carlo Baldini.
All music composed by Roberto Del Vecchio except “Falling Away” by Carlo Baldini and “Winning” by The Sound
All lyrics written by Roberto Del Vecchio except “Winning” by Adrian Borland
Label: Seventh Crow Records and The White Room Netlabel