Vii-Pii – The Standstill

Vii-Pii - The StandstillThis review is the second half of a two-fer for the artist Vii-Pii. If you missed part one then click here to read. Vii-Pii is an artist from France who has been in the industry for 25+ years and has just started releasing his own solo music. Seeking The Shroud is his new release and in this review I’ll focus on the song “The Standstill.”

Vii-Pii – The Standstill

I really like how Vii-Pii mixed electro and post-punk together. It’s quite a unique sound. A impressive aspect of his sound is that Vii-Pii plays guitars and all other instruments on his solo projects. I am enjoying the overall vibe of this track and his sound in general. There is some gnarly programming and the music is catchy, and speaking of some not so simple subject matter. In fact, in his EPK I got a link to Vii-Pii saying that Seeking The Shroud is “a nihilistic album inspired by the French Decadent movement. Read Baudelaire, Verlaine; refer to symbolism and notions of fatality, sickness of the world, delight in perversion and delirium.” That’s intense man!

There is one aspect here that sort of bothers me a bit about this single. The vocal levels are mixed too high IMHO, but I must remind the reader this is a personal taste issue. In rare cases for artists such as Adele and Ed Sheeran this method is suitable, but for Vii-Pii’s style I’d say not quite. A much more generous dose of compression on the vocals to blend in more with the overall sound may be the ideal recipe as well. Also, and this is a picky thing, some of the hi-hat sounds on the electronic drums are a bit to high pitched and tinny for my ears. But anyway, all in all Vii-Pii is a pleasant surprise from France! If you’re into music that doesn’t quite fit in a nice and happy mainstream box then you should check this out!

I’m curious to know what YOU think about the music of Vii-Pii! Get in touch on social media and let me know! Also, make sure to let Vii-Pii know that you heard his music here first on Indie Music Plus! As always, thank you for reading and continuing to support indie music of all genres from all over the globe!

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