Despite the ostensible heterogeneity, a unique underlying sound language connects the 13 tracks on Mints like a finely braided thread. These are thoroughly arranged songs, most of which are based on guitar patterns that find themselves colored by an occasional synthesizer or sample, while drums and bass provide an airy basis. At the center there’s a half-whispered voice around which all these sounds circulate in orbit, appearing and disappearing again. It is in a relaxed and playful tone that Alois present their debut.
Mints was awarded IndieSuisse Album of the Year Award 2017.