Nighttime Calls marks the third full-length record for this Belgian duo, with the domestic (US) version releases July 25th 2006 (nearly a year after the import). Sylver has matured, having come quite a ways in programming and production from their debut, Chances, which pales in comparison.
The sales material I got boasts bonus mixes of "Love is an Angel" and a song called "Turn the Tide," but I can't locate them as audio or data on the disk. Despite that, this is a strong euro/trance/dance release sure to please any fan of Milk Inc. or Lasgo. A few ballads and mid-tempo songs punctuate the primarily upbeat dance tracklist.
"Take Me Back" is a hooky number, featuring driving bass & a juicy quirky synth melody with a strong vocal performance from Silvy. "Sometimes" is a simple but beautiful Lasgo-esque ballad with sad but relatable lyrics about love lost. Finally, "Drowning in my Tears" surfaces as the strongest cut with a catchy melody, fat synths, interesting transitions, and a bassline that keeps the energy rolling. It's heartening to see a European dance act endure, develop, and finally release music stateside.