ALBUM MEMENTO MATERIA RELEASE:
JANUARY 28, 2004 REVIEW: JANUARY 28, 2004
Swedish band Colony 5 makes futurepop smitten with sing-a-long choruses
and blisteringly fast basslines and sequences. This album is a kind of
compilation of different singles as well as three new tracks, and it gives
a good impression of how they sound, I guess. Most of the stuff on here
is very high energy, and the vocals have that dramatic “descendant
of Elegant Machinery” synthpop style to it.
thing is, after a while it all just blends together, with little variation.
This isn’t a “real” album, so I think this is excusable,
but I just want to point out that this bunch of songs works best –
very well actually – in smaller doses. P-O Svensson and Magnus Kalnin
are very skilled in the technical department, but I feel that their material
lacks a certain something, that extra ingredient that makes you want to
come back for more. Within the genre Colony 5 are ahead of the class and
I think they will go far. The next full length album will point to where