MARCH 14, 2005 REVIEW: MARCH
I told you that a new outfit from Germany was about to release an album
close in sound and image to Depeche Mode or Camouflage, would you be surprised?
Probably not. The odds are pretty toned down on a new Apoptygma Berzerk
sounding Norwegian band as well. And here it is. Cue to Recall, the stylish
duo of Terje Vangbo and Bernd Lohse, and their debut album "Mainland"
is one of the very first releases coming out of Germany's Electro-Shock
While melodic and moderately
powerful, some of the material
sounds somewhat formulaic,
true to the futurepop standards.
Vangbo puts in a decent
sounding vocal, and musically,
nothing can be deemed sub
par; the main drawback,
instead, lies in the production
work. The sounds themselves,
the bass drums and the
kick drums don't seem to
want to mesh into a coherent
whole. With a more posh
production and a hefty
dose of punch, Cue to Recall
could have benefited enormously.
would have sounded all
the better for it.