Reviewer: Octavian from Viva Music (www.darkwave.ro) - Rating 9/10
some reason or other, the news of a new release from Tenek is always
gladdening. We have witnessed this with their past releases, and now
the news of their “EP2” coming in early October with Toffeetones Records
is coming right to us. Especially as this is tell-tale of work in progress,
and we are indeed able to see or better said listen through the EP what
their next full-length release is going to be like. And frankly, it’s
going to be really something.
the band advances in their artistic progress, the already perfect 4-year
old act refined their arsenal and they are getting the best out of the
notion of new material. And what they do is amazing. In addition to
very appetizing versions of tracks we were familiar with, such as their
“On the Wire” gems “Higher Ground” and “The Art of Evasion” the new
tracks, full-length and radio versions of which will be provided in
the EP release, are very emotional pieces.
Do You Want” is provocative, teasing and the sound keeps the melancholic
vein of “On the Wire” adding on top of it resplendency and an energy
that sounds really great in combination. “Elusive”,
who semantically draws upon the same scheme that gave “The Art of Evasion”
is just as much a very contemporary song and an unnamed tribute to our
beloved music of the 1980's – with a very good edge and powerful magnetism.