After their dreamlike-melancholic success album “The Search for Connection Contact And Community” in September 2011, THE SEARCH return with a new line-up and album. While the rather silent and melancholic tunes were dominating on the forerunner, the new album “Staying Alive In A Country Industrialized” builds the bridge to the early days of the Swedes.
Survive? In a world, permanently getting faster and more industrailized this doesn’t seem so easy. The woebegone experience to feel alone in a world dominated by humanity, the head and songwriter Razmig Tekeyan had to make. Not least due to this the last album came out so melancholic. More than three years passed by, since the forerunner “Saturnine Songs”. Unplanned and pressed by the quest for meaning and losses, because all, exceot drummer Pelle, left the six-headed formation, to concentrate on other duties.
So much better is, that “Staying Alive In A Country Industrialized” forms the perfect sequel of The Search’s story in its content as well as in the music. The will to survive appears within the whole work, love, romance and subtle humour season the songs and the retro-sounds in a way similar to Wave- and Rock-classics such as The Cure or Joy Division replenish the lusty indie pop perfectly.
The Search stay themselves and have proven once more, how developable they are. The band is only a quartette, but the difference is barely sensible. Reduced to the basics, musically stronger and closer to their own roots and grown in life with a lot of own experiences. Two albums within less than one year give the power as well as the upcoming tour, on which The Search will play in germany more often as before.