Friday, February 17, 2012
WrongKong Is So Electric
I don't really know a whole heck of a lot about WrongKong except that they make exceptionally stunning synth pop, they're German, and they're very good. Taking elements of New Order, German minimalism, Republica and a love affair for electronics the band are a Continental version of something like New Young Pony Club. Their album So Electric is as exactly as the name says and is charged with a surging energy that's hard to deny.
With funkified guitars, seductive vocals (in English), lush synths and a tad bit of pure pop energy WrongKong cast their spell on So Electric. There's no defense and no escaping the range of this spell as the band find a way to meld all these influences into something that crosses genres, scenes, and sounds. So Electric is polished pop perfection that persists throughout it's duration with massive songs and an enduring sense of what makes a perfect tune. WrongKong might have a bizarre name, but they have the ability to write hits down pat, in fact they practically have it down to a science. So Electric is filled with potential single after single of massive synth pop seduction and it's a bit awe inspiring.
While at times WrongKong are a tad too commercial, their ability to write songs with massive appeal is undeniable. So Electric is so good at laying down incessant grooves and then layering hooks on top of them that this record has the potential to be a worldwide smash. It’s clear to me that having spent some time with this record that WrongKong have tapped into the wellspring of uber-pop and it's only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on.