ALBUM AUSFAHRT RELEASE: JUNE
2, 2003 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 11, 2003
Dildos was an important part of the German EBM-scene in the ninetees with
hits like "East West" and "Resist". Keyboard player
Dirk Krause left the legendary band a couple of years ago and front man
Uwe Kanka is now back at again.
album "Morgengrauen" moves between synthpop elements and electronic
sounds, between EBM-beats and pop-rhythms. Although it feels a little
sprawling, Uwe Kanka - together with the Swedish vocalist Malin and Dave
Anderson (synthesizer) - has done a good job putting the album together.
The music is moving between potential dance-hits like the first track
"Tanz auf dem Vulkan" and cute pop love-songs like "Rausch"
and the softer pop ballad "Vergiss nicht". The music is simply
a mixture of softness on one hand and power on the other.
Dildos is known as a band that does not want to be taken too seriously,
but it is quite hard to imagine that "Morgengrauen" is an album
that is made just for fun. In a way it feels like Armageddon Dildos really
wants to gain their leading position back, they just do not know in which
way to do it. Therefore, they have made a record that consists of twelve
tracks that differs so much from each other that almost every listener
will find a favourite. At the same time the music has got a lowest common
denominator that keeps it all together. And that must be the specific
Armageddon Dildo’s sound.