Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Scarlet Season is the new project by Aileen Paron who released the strong album Anonyma in a more singer-songwriterly style. The new sound is less organic, but still compellingly drawn. Paron’s lovely vocals and piano have a place so all is well.
Counting Days sees Paron reach for a synth sound not unlike recent Goldfrapp though with a sadder heart.
Horse Fury is a recent single and a truly stunning track. Paron’s gorgeous vocals take centre stage and her piano provides a strong backdrop. The title song is an almost theatrical ballad with a truly lovely melody.
Something I Can Feel is a powerful track that recalls latter day Depeche Mode in a cool way.
It’s a strong album and I hope Aileen Paron stays with this sound a long while.
01 Almost But Not Quite
02. Counting Days
03. History of Violence
04. Horse Fury
05. Suicide Pilot
07. The Taxidermist
08. Something I Can Feel