CYBERPOLIS - A DARKER DANCEFLOOR VOL 2
CYBERPOLIS RELEASE: JUNE 3, 2002 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 4,
is a compilation aimed directly at the dance floor, and features two discs
filled with stomping beats and bass lines.
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get a very bad feeling about
the state of EBM today. The first thing that strikes me when listening
to this compilation is that this genre is really going down the drain.
That sounds rather pessimistic, but I'll try to explain.
There are 28 different artists on this release, including God Module,
Feindflug, Run Level Zero, E/Craft and Accessory. A terrifyingly high
percentage of them are sounding astonishingly similar. Where has the originality
gone, I wonder? Simple semi techno dancebeats, fast bass lines, distortion,
keyboard presets and growling vocals. Apparently this is the way EBM should
sound today, and it's pretty sad that so few make something new and fresh
with it. Of course, all these are dance tracks, but surely more variety
can be squeezed out of electronic devices capable of producing any sound
always there are tracks that stand out above the rest, but they are scarce.
H_M_B sound a bit more sophisticated, and so does Assemblage 23, but those
offer old tracks, and provides little incentive to buy this compilation.
Buy it if you desperately need some tracks to play on your club, but otherwise
don't bother. Please.