Newly formed duo Fantome featuring former Atari Teenage Riot member Hanin Elias unveil a mystery-filled video for their single 'Love'; taken from their recently released debut album 'It All Makes Sense' out now through Snowhite records.
Hanin adopts magical powers in the fantastical accompanying video as she attempts to connect with a feral woodland dweller by offering a freshly conjured dessert for which he is less than grateful. While spending time with her pixie friends, she repeatedly sees the Thing watching her, but hides whenever she approaches. The track is definitely a stand-out number on the album with celestial tones providing, melodic guitars and upbeat, infectious pop vocals.
Fantome, also featuring guitarist Marcel Zuercher, may be a far cry from the likes of Hanin's previous heavy industrial band venture, but it still makes for a worthy new project. 'Love' is one of the Fantome tracks to be remixed by French producer Electrosexual.
Fantome is the new side project of Atari Teenage Riot's Hanin Elias and her co-musician Marcel Zuercher. However, it has to be said, fans of ATR will not necessarily enjoy Fantome's debut release 'It All Makes Sense'; sure there's some very industrial vibes and heavy drums on there but, for the most part, you are looking at an album that constitutes a lot more 'easy listening'.
So while Atari Teenage Riot enjoyed their noisy techno beats and crazy synth riffs, Hanin has gone on to produce something a lot more pop-orientated. Though has she kept up the Atari excitement in her new release?
Opener 'Future Heroes' is an example of just how much thought has gone into the structure of each song on the album. It kicks off with military style drums over some hushed, slow and breathy vocals before it's imbibed with soothingly uplifting guitars. It's a solid opener and tells you what to expect from the rest of the album.
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