On their fourth album, Poni Hoax digest all their influences in a kind of progressive rock way. In their hands, post-punk urgency and danceable funk-rock have never sounded so grandiloquent.
The voice is cold ( “The Music Never Dies” moves from 80’s gothic verses to an exciting Interpol-like chorus) but the instrumentations aspire to something less introspective: “All the girls” is adorned with folkloric asian music imitation, “I Never Knew You Were You” recalls the most extravangant years of David Bowie…
If sometimes it can feels a bit too much, at other times, everything matches perfectly like on the hypnotic “Belladonna” which contains the most beautiful vocal effect of Tropical Suite.
Stream “Tropical Suite” on Spotify.