Even though Henric has been musically active for a long time in his different guises, his new sound is eerily contemporary and wouldn’t feel out of place playing in a hip East London club in 2011. It’s quite impressive, and so is the fact that the album is so varied. It contains everything from soft ambient such as the opening “Hank Solo” to rockier ventures like the first single “Dogs” (which sounds a bit like an Editors track), via the arpeggiated “almost EBM” goodness of “Son of a Bitch”. Henric manages to twist and turn his vocal chords into different beasts as well, from soft crooning to edgy; sometimes in the same song.
It seems like Henric copes rather well working on his own, and this his third rebirth seems very promising. I will follow this reincarnation with great interest. Some bonus points also have to go towards the Black Swan-esque cover, where a pale, vampire-like Henric looks fiercely towards the lens.