I've explored and like lots of types of music including synth pop, punk, techno and trance, folk, ethnic, disco, psychedelic, classic rock, classical, medieval, 40's swing, and alternative country, but my first musical love is 80's new wave, the music I grew up with, influenced by the disco and popular music of the 70's. I'm just rediscovering it now. I just got this album and think it's great. I recognize many of the songs from my youth growing up in Canada, and find the Spoons are a first rate new wave band.
They've sensitively placed a short instrumental as an opener piece, which sets the stage nicely for Novaheart. Novaheart is a smashing song with it's encompassing synths and swathe of angelic female vocals, walking basslines, dancey percussion and the deep, smooth vocals of lead singer Gordon Deppe, likenable to Philip Oakey of Human League perhaps. Fans of groups like Flock of Seagulls, Human League, Duran Duran, and Eurythemics will likely also like the Spoons. All tracks are quality stuff, though "Tell no Lies" is a little on the perky side. Overall the album has a darkish, artfull, thoughtfull feel, and is over all too soon for me. I'm just sad it took me so long to buy an album by them.