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Awakening

by Iris

Electro-pop for the glitch generation. The first new studio album from Iris in over 3 years.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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1. Whatever
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2. When I'm Not Around
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5:59 album only
3. Sentimental Scar
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4:13 album only
4. Unknown
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4:23 album only
5. Sorrow Expert
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6. You're The Answer
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7. In Spite
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8. Vacant
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9. Wait Move On
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10. Island
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After almost 4 years since their last album, IRIS finally returns in 2003 with their new record, "Awakening". The first full-length release from the band since 1999's "Disconnect", "Awakening" showcases the band's evolution into a modern electro-pop force.

Vocalist/songwriter Reagan Jones has created a work of passionate, intense songs that recall the heyday of synth-driven pop. New member Andrew Sega (The Alpha Conspiracy) takes over production duties for this record, and brings elements of IDM and electro to the pop mix, creating an evocative, modern sound. Instrumentally, the record covers diverse ground, ranging from pulsing beat-driven anthems to dreamlike, textured ballads. The disc also includes an electrifying version of the Seven Red Seven classic, "You're the Answer".

Visit IRIS on the web at http://www.irismusic.com.


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Jim Schnyder

Great CD - beginning to end
I love this band's sound. "Sorrow Expert", "In Spite" and "You're The Answer" are a few favorites. If you have not bought this CD - do it.

Jon

A surprising find
We'd heard a few Iris songs on the EBM online radio station. Liked them enough to buy this CD (and probably the others soon). Like any album, not all tracks can stand up to the best on the CD, but the good ones are worth listening to many times over. Iris reminds me of a modern Depeche Mode crossed with Devision and a bit of American perspective added. In my opinion well worth the money.

DefleX

Iris was great, now is the best...
Great CD, the hand of Alpha Conspiracy is clear on this work. Iris is great but now this group is pushed to the top limit by the genius of Andrew. The union of this two talented guys made up a fine, beautiful, colored and advanced work. Buy it, the best in itds genre.

Brina

Entrancing.
This is some of the best synthpop you have ever heard. There isn't a single song on this CD that isn't incredible. I think this CD would be impossible to disappoint synthpop fans. It's amazing.

Matt Robinson

Imaginative, emotional and exotic
If Gary Numan and Depeche Mode got drunk and stole Enigma's synths, the result wouldn't be too far from Iris' Awakening. Its sound is evocative of industrial electronica, though is lighter, more poppy. It plays like a goth's day off. Overall moody, ambient, dark-sounding yet strangely uplifting.

Kris Kolasinski


very good music! i can hear european soul. just like wolfsheim, de/vision and of course dm.great job guys!

Rob Hensley

A New Wave of Synth has Arrived!
I've been waiting for the next great Synth band and Iris is it! If you love or even heard of Seven Red Seven, Channel 69, or Anything Box this will be right up your alley-----I can't stop listening to Iris version of the 7red7 hit You're the Answer----and Sorrow Expert is by far the best synth song to come along in ages----keep it coming and I can't get enough of Iris!!!!

David Emirzian

Great Deep Emotional Albume
IRIS is an AMAZING fusion of Andrew Sega's (Alpha Conspiracy/Necros) tallent and the singing of Reagan Jones. This is deffinetly one albume you don't want to miss if your from the scene.

trox

very groovy cd
I bought this cd after hearing a few tracks online, and I must say it was well worth it. The cd has a great beat overall, but my favorites are "Sentimental Scar" and "Sorrow Expert". I can't get the tunes out of my head!

Deborah


I love this album, very addictive!
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