Now the full length, "Serpents and the Tree", is out. Everything I said in regarding "A short presentation of..." still holds true for this release:
Waves Under Water play ight EBM/future pop/dark(ish)-wave with lush almost orchestral production. If you've been to a goth/industrial club anytime in the last decade you're familiar with the sound of this album. The songs are not too heavy, not too fey, the sort of songs you can swirly dance to if you like (but you aren't restricted to just pretty dancing).
The music here is quite nice and I have to say the fact that I can listen to what is primarily a dance album over and over is a solid recommendation. Yes, all of the songs are similar but I still haven't gotten bored with them.
In my initial review I stipulated that the only thing really setting Waves Under Water apart from other doom-floor merchants was their steampunk fashion. After immersing myself in this collection I have to say what really makes them special is Angelica Segerbäck's vocals. They're just beautiful and they keep me coming back to "Serpents and the Tree".
Generally with electrowave bands I get the feeling that I've heard everything they've had to offer after one CD. And it's true that all of the songs on this CD are of a type... yet I can't help but feel that there are more, different, things to come from Waves Under Water.
Favorite tracks: "Winter Garden" "Serpents & the Tree"