Released on April 26, ‘Factory Seconds’ is the latest album from German artist Twonique. The singer, who calls to mind Rick Astley in appearance, he wrote, recorded and produced every song in his bedroom, and based them on his feelings at the time of writing.
Creating his instrumentals with the listener in mind, his aim is to provoke emotions, so that they can relate to the nuances and apply their own story to his soundscapes. Overwhelmingly positive and ebullient, the tunes include soothing sounds such as waves on the shore, along with industrial dance sounds.
Second song, ‘Indie Girl’ feels as though it owes something to fellow German artists such as Kraftwerk and Peter Schilling. There’s definitely a retro vibe to the album, with a distinctly 80s feel.