Recall the sounds of the ’80s: synth-pop, new wave, Depeche Mode, New Order… The three-piece German band, Fragile Tom, is making a name for themselves in their new electro-pop tracks, “Elbows” and “Naked Bones.” Fragile Tom’s passion for reliving the ’80’s in today’s mainstream culture makes their music all the more nostalgic and powerful, however, their uniqueness is difficult to spot.
Now, recall the films Pretty In Pink, Weird Science, and by frankly, any John Hughes film/soundtrack. Fragile Tom’s ten-track LP, “The Particular Go,” might as well have been written by ’80’s pop culture itself. In their courageous attempts to establish their own unique style without mimicking Hughes’ soundtracks and other classic new wave bands, they succeed to some degree. The slow-to-fast rhythm, independent approach, and German-influence topics are recognized in their LP.
Nevertheless, Fragile Tom is borderline mimicking the styles of Echo & The Bunnymen and New Order. Fragile…
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