Two things. Ultraviolet vocalist and sole member Javier Martín Balsa has a distinct Matthew Fox look going on and "A New Day" draws heavily on the latter part of the De/Vision heritage. Could it be that I have delved too deep into the building mystery that is "Lost", the best TV series since the first few seasons of the X Files? And my love for De/Vision's progressive pop is difficult to hide.
Anyway, Ultraviolet presents a polished debut, miles away from the tired low-quality electropop fare. "A New Day" primarily feeds on electronics, but uses a wide range of resources. The question is why Balsa has not put more effort into creating something that is his own, given his powerful vocal style. And what is the deal with that strange number combination on the lock of that strange hatch on the island? Hmm...sorry, back to the music. Twelve tracks of emotionally strong pop music, maybe not a haven of innovation, but a gold mine for fans of contemporary electropop like Wolfsheim, De/Vision or Camouflage.
Spain is starting to spawn quite a few quality bands on the electronic side of the spectrum. It's all good.