Cinemascope is a Greek dark/cold/synth wave band and also the brainchild of Leo Skiadas, a well known dark alternative club / radio DJ and concert promoter of the Greek underground / dark alternative scene. And even though Leo is a man with an updated music taste listening and promoting a lot of various music styles when it comes to Cinemascope his love for the wave music of the 80’s is what prevails.
So, it is not a secret that Cinemascope‘s debut album Stains of Love has it’s roots in the 80’s wave. On tracks like ‘Never understand’, ‘Each Time’, ‘So Cold Inside’ or ‘Sounds of Revelation’ you may notice some Cure, Danse Society, Depeche Mode or early 4AD references while on ‘Better days to comeì [a song inspired by the internatinal financial crisis, that deals with politicians killing all hope of an entire generation] you can hear the minimal aggressive sound of today.
One of the highlights and one of the biggest surprises on Stains of Love is the electro / wave song ‘Five more Minutes’ in which the one and only Ronny Moorings of legendary CLAN OF XYMOX sings the lead vocals! What a great honor to have a guest vocalist like him on this debut album!
Stains of Love is an album that deals with desperate people. People that struggle to find the power to move on with their lives but that are too often condemned to be left behind… People that want to scream but are only able to whisper…A very strong debut and Highly recommended!