Mr. Demure has created something wonderful. It's a great pop record, it's 80's reverb goth, darkwave, spiraling with guitar melodies and huge drums. I've listened to this album every day this past week, and it's such a joy to hear.
I listen to a lot of music, old and new. This reminds me of 80's 4AD goth, some early Xymox, bits of Cocteau Twin guitar; a kind of bombastic and dark synth pop. Did I mention the reverb? My god, he uses it like another instrument. This is truly an album that came out of nowhere and reminded me how much I love discovering new music.
Finally, he may have very clear influences and he may "sound like he's trying to 'be' such and such band", but he's twisting all of those influences into something new, modern, and glorious. The cover art is perfect. This will absolutely be one of my favorite albums of 2015.