Antiloop tries to please two worlds on their new, heavily delayed, full length. There are enough "In My Mind" tracks to charm the old fans and also a number of more complex, experimental songs. The brand new single "Only U" is likely to become a hit list climber, as well as some other, commercial, yet skilfully executed, pieces on "Fastlane People". The songs are smart in their dancefloor/club kind of way, but built exactly the same way as their first hits a few years back. Are they really that afraid to try something new?
They've included one song with vocals, however, featuring rapper Timbuktu, and right there they shattered my hopes of including traditional vocalists in their upbeat techno landscapes. Something I'd really like to hear. Haven't they heard The Chemical Brothers work their magic with Bernard Sumner and Noel Gallagher? Very well, the bottom line is that Antiloop are too afraid to develop their sound, and when they try to, there are dozens of other artists that do it better.
One question remains unanswered: Where do they go from here?