Neonfaith – Eponymous – EP review

Neonfaith from New York in the USA have a new six track EP set for release on the 1st October.

Neonfaith

Neonfaith

Running at just under 25 minutes Neonfaith continue with their exploration of the luxuriant in this release.


Opening with Escape, a beautifully textured track that rings of the imagery that flows through the music put out by the trio (don’t be confused by the four heads in the artwork). The opener harks of ’70s funfair sounds which have been muted as though through the lens of time.

Next is Lowlands has reversed scratch reflecting in the pools of ebbing water as the band digs ever deeper into the sub-woofer stretching territory. A delightful four and a half minutes of dream electronica.

Tied Together is more percussion led which gives it a more stark and earthy feel and although it only runs for just under three minutes is my pick of the release as it demonstrates the ability Neonfaith to wrest the most out of the least.

Darkest Light heads back towards the opener and is a far lighter texture as the notes are dampened almost as-though recorded through a microphone in a soundproofed room. Superb.

Fifty Three 51 in contrast brings out big echoes and fuzzing to deliver a aurally intoxicating piece of music.

The concluding track Mercury was my introduction of the band almost a year ago and a pleasure to hear again on the EP.

Neonfaith are masters at creating evocative tracks that draw in the listener to settling back and dimming the lights to allow the ambient flickers to gently float around the brain.

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Neonfaith

Lay, Fef and Megan Faye – also known as Neonfaith is an electro-indie outfit from New York in the USA.

Neonfaith - alt-indie from New York

Neonfaith

The cross-current of subwoofer breaking bass is a pure delight. Neonfaith deliver music which demands the lights are dimmed as waves of sonic energy pulsate across the room driving the mind into a warp of influences.  Hints of ’80s new wave, celtic folk and vocal rock are combined teasingly, to engage the listener in the melange of twists and turns as the electronics sweep the audience up on their feet to sway in cohesion with the pulsating music.


A new EP is scheduled for release on September 24th 2013 which will cement their recordings and should attract a wider audience to the dark ribbons that is Neonfaith. The trio have an immediately recognisable creativity that has the potential to work particularly on the European club scene so it will be interesting to see if this release pushes them into the greater visibility that they deserve with the potential of some festival appearances next year.

I will certainly be keeping my ears open for future material from Neonfaith.

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