Syntaks, Awakes [Benbecula – BEN032, 2006]

syntaks_benx“Awakes” is Syntaks’ debut album recently released by Benbecula (MAY 2006). An well-produced album, however is also yet another release with a to say the least, heavy slant towards what seems to be the ever-growing acoustic aspects of electronica. “Awakes” is a ten track long album where acoustic guitars and vocal elements incorporated in almost all the tracks. Apparently it is the artist Jakob Skøtt that is found behind the alias Syntaks and he has been a life-long collaborator with friend Jonas Munk aka Manual of Morr Music fame. They’ve collaborated on releases before and it can be readily heard on this one as well, in fact Manual has contributed with guitar on two tracks. If you’re not afraid of an acoustic setting, you’ve definitely got a winner in Syntaks’ “Awakes”. Benbecula is pushing forward with the help of their talented roster.