With this album Dutch synth band PERU surfaces after approximately 25 years of absence. Their sonic odyssey now continues with Rob Papen and Ruud van Es leading the way using soft synths & assorted software technology only.
“The Return” (of which initial recording sessions started in 2015) contains 10 accessible, versatile, melodic and mostly upbeat tracks with groovy, catchy sequencing sections creating a positive vibe altogether. It even slightly touches EDM on “Orage”. The only track I feel a bit out of place is “The Art Gallery” as it features rather freaky, noisy hooks as it unfolds.
I’m confident this contemporary sounding recording will please many. Rob & Ruud’s album makes a solid and satisfying return.