Greguy "Minor Injury" EP (Bearsuit, 2014)
The debut release from Greguy (Grégory Vrecsics to mom and dad) from Strasbourg, France is an eclectic mix of old school electronics (a la Tangerine Dream, Vangelis) tempered with 21st century flourishes from internet compadres providing guitar, bass, and viola. Léa Cervini contributes ethereal, breathless (French) vocals to the title track, a snappy little toetapper with elegant viola and synth backing. “American Way of Life” has a more definitive 80’s New Romantic bounce recalling Depeche Mode or the more Euro-sounding bands on the continent like Alphaville.
“Temps” is a romantic French atmospheric tale (my French is lacking, so I don’t know if it’s about “time” or the “weather”, but it is a pretty, dreamy tune that segues perfectly into the mourning ”Close To Me”, which is again highlighted by a serene viola from Agathe Schima.
Two bonus tracks round out the release: the Cervini-sung version of “American Way of Life” that’s even sexier and more alluring than the original, and the angry, hip-hoppy diatribe, “Megalomania” featuring Glen Reynolds.
Review made by Jeff Penczak/2014
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