or should I say: Nicolas Chapel is back with his sophomore album, "Mute".
Createur, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and song writer in one, have once more
done everything himself. Building on the massive and well-deserved paise from
his debut album "Building an Empire" he has grown bigger, expanding his sound
the confines of his well defined sound universe he has become harder and more
aggressive, almost cynical in approach in some parts, giving the listener a
almost industrial challenge, while other parts clearly stays on the safe path
chosen early on. The deliverance is clinical and razor-sharp, leaving a very
good impression on me.
more than 20 spins in my CD player I am still not as taken with this album as I
were with his first, I am not too pleased with the more aggressive guitar sound
in some parts, and feel they might be a little bit overdone. This is still a
very solid album, just not as challenging and unique as his first album.