The trouble with A Different Drum, as I see it, is the lack of proper promotion the artists get, as many of them have huge potential. With just one man running things, this is easier said than done, though.
"Mnemophobia" can not match the top releases from the label, but the sound is not run-of-the-mill synthpop. Focus lies more on the emotional and the dreamy, giving it an aura of subtle ambience. When peaking, von der Osten reminds me of Danish electro wonder Intricated, like on breezy ballad "Rest" and album opener "Splendors of Night". Strong vocals are also a trademark of the album, but the thick German accent surfaces from time to time.
The approach taken on "Mnemophobia" is brave and well executed, but in the end the songs are a bit too similar. Isolated songs do work wonderfully and Disreflect may have plenty of life in him yet.