Obviously, bands from this region would hardly have the same amount of evidence that bands from the American – England axis; nonetheless, they persist, showing what they are capable of creating from their influences, and their main musical abilities, having the power to show – at least some of those bands – a little originality, if there is any possibility yet, for the genre, to be original.
Although I have never listened to a lot Torul’s songs, they seem capable to do a decent electropop, which is no minor achievement, since most of these bands actually are only mediocre generic derivatives of the great avatars of the genre, like the aforementioned Depeche Mode and New Order, and we could add to this list another bands as well, like Erasure and Duran Duran, although all these bands do not fall essentially only in the electropop category, being essentially a blending of more two or three genres. In some cases, Electropop is more of an umbrella term, on which some bands fall into, to be included in some kind of categorization.
Nevertheless, Torul is a cool band, and if you like electropop, you can listen to them without fear. At least, some of their songs, you will certainly find pleasant. With an easy listening appeal, essentially radio-friendly orientated, they do produce fine tunes, charming, elegant and a little catchy. Like I wrote some lines above, it is generally same old, same old, but it is good. While you really can’t expect nothing too much out of the ordinary, you can certainly enjoy some of their songs. And as I insist, it is always very good to explore what bands in this part of the world are doing – in fact, in any genre – for the sake of not being alienated only by those bands of the American – England axis, which are the ones that probably will have much more chance to succeed. Unfortunately, bands from peripheral countries will never have the same amount of exposure, so we have to take the initiative to go after them!
Well, finally, if you like electropop, I highly recommend you to listen to Torul. While certainly they will not present you to something you haven’t heard before, they do a competent and decent work on the genre, that have its own life, doesn’t falling into the imitation/ generic derivative category, which can be very hard to endure!