Neon Gloom (available on tape and CD) is a debut EP with four strong tracks reminding us of the Belgian EBM giants Front 242 and The Neon Judgement. The pumping beats and brimming industrial synths create a sensation of a frigid postmodern world. Donny Woestenborghs wraps himself in sombre voiced lyrics. His fierce vocals and screams faded away in the past with this new aspiration now coming to the surface. Track four (Smile) is a slower piece of dark romanticism drenched in sad vibes.
Neon Gloom can be the starting point for an exciting and promising future. A new generation of interesting Belgian dark wave artists is bubbling up. Such Beautiful Flowers is definitely one of them. The dreary and machine-like atmosphere on this four track EP triggered us to dig further in the Belgian cold and dark wave garden. We would like to hear more of this in the near future.