Perpacity is a duo comprised of Ian Harling and Martin Nyrup, who reside in Bristol (UK) and Copenhagen (Denmark) respectively. Together, they deliver pretty much a tribute to synth pop, reminiscent of acts like Depeche Mode, Erasure, De/Vision and Wolfsheim. The majority of this album could easily have been made in the eighties and filled dancefloors everywhere. Yet, here and there a modern electronic sound comes shining through.
The album opens with an intro, named 'In The Beginning' and right after that, we're in synthpop heavy, nothing more, nothing less. Songs like '9725', 'Arise' and 'Sundown', as most others bathe in these vintage soundscapes and minimal but effective beats. The only exception is 'Eternal ft Nordik Fire' which is based on folk and issues violin and guitar solos, resembling the works of Mike Oldfield.
The overall atmosphere is bittersweet and melancholic. You can either dance or just dream away with these blissful melodies and often easy to sing along vocal lines. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if halfway through 'Distant Shore' you start singing "Cry-y-y-y-ing, over you". Somehow, this song sounds like an electronic adaptation of Roy Orbison's classic. Nonetheless, synthpop lovers, you need this record. It'll be a welcome addition to your collection, I promise.