William Maybelline and Larissa Iceglass are once again embarking on a dark journey of dejection through upcoming their music that is often characterized by a cool aesthetic, a slight slant in vocals, and guitar playing. This duo has been one of the most prominent acts in the field of cold and darkwave since it was founded in 2010.
Larissa explains the combination as the result of the collaboration. Maybelline is responsible for the rhythm, synthesizer, and bass playing, which provide the music with an orderly framework while it contributes to chaotic fragments. As a common conceptual idea, she only describes the simple production based on the desire to generate the most organic sound possible.
Lebanon Hanover is all about coldness, sharp edges, and jagged duality. The band had set the bar very high with their previous ‘Let Them Be Alien‘. The new album is hard to forget. Granted, it’s still more than okay, but we get bored with some of the tracks. Others curl perfection. The songs are suitably twisted and difficult, and Larissa’s vocals always leave you craving more. This is coldwave/darkwave at its best.
As expected, ‘Living On The Edge‘ focuses on the spacey dance beat, accompanied by overdone synthesizers and Larissa’s deep, uniform vocals.
‘Golden Child’ is probably my favorite one from the album. Maybe because of the sound, or because I like William’s voice better, or just because it gives me the good 80s vibe all around. ‘Garden Gnome’ digs deeply into electric bass and alternately delayed and fuzzed-out guitar that brings to mind any number of classic goth rock acts.
Lebanon Hanover embodies the dark wave underground. With their maximum coolness, frosty aesthetic, and trance-like songwriting, no fan of the style will be disappointed. ‘Sci-Fi Sky‘ is the best since ‘Tomb For Two‘ that the duo has produced in the ten years of band history. With their icy hearts on their sleeves, this is the culmination of a decade’s worth of musical creativity radiating they’re the kind of band who transform their sadness into music.