Catalogue Nr. mind163
Release Date: 2010-04-30
available as Download and CD
|4.||God And Country||05:17|
|5.||Rex Mortuus Est||03:55|
|7.||Here´s To You||04:36|
|9.||A Better Day Tomorrow||05:40|
Since its inception in 1997 by musician and painter Clint Carney, System Syn‘s repertoire boasts 5 albums, 3 EPs and more than a dozen remixes for leading Electro acts, as well as a myriad of compilation contributions. Despite the artist’s somewhat meagre European presence, things are bound to change with the upcoming “Strangers”, thanks to this album’s intensity and variety. It is certain to turn heads. Its spectrum covers slow, dark melancholic tracks, well-arranged Electro-Pop songs, and numerous Electro-Industrial club floor-fillers (e.g. “Here´s To Go”, “Chemical”, “The Inconvenient”, “Curtain Call”).
The cover and booklet art painted by Carney himself are also sure to please art aficionados. But anyone basing themselves on the cover and expecting dark or even aggressive sounds will be mistaken. Although all songs carry a definite dark-romantic and melancholic flair, one will find closer parallels to the works of Faderhead, Project Pitchfork, Seabound or De/Vision.
The clear line on “Strangers” is built around Clint Carney’s great vocal style. Lyrically, he deals with dark impressions and relationship issues, which System Syn superbly sets to music.
"I've been always impressed by the great production work from this band and "Strangers" doesn't sound that different. Don't expect here the usual synth-pop song, but an own interpretation with a poppy approach of System Syn."
"If this album's not going to lift them from their existence in the shadow then I don't know what is"
- Reflections Of Darkness
"System Syn is not only good at making danceable tunes but also in creating intelligent lyrics and deep emotion. System Syn has gold in their hands, which should make it possible to enlarge their fan base in Europe too. Fans of VNV Nation and Covenant take notice!"
"With top-notch production, System Syn once again delivers a strong release and it’s time for the band to step out from the shadows of the bigger names."
"A very dark, emotional album with a real brooding energy which is held back mostly, and released to great effect when it needs to be. A worthy addition to your collection."
- NXLIVE Alternative Music and Culture
"System Syn have genuinely arrived as a great and welcome addition to the top of the electronic world, and they’ve truly delivered their signature work to date."