ALBUM OCTOBER RELEASE: AUGUST 9, 1999 REVIEW: AUGUST 4, 1999
Average. I'd say average. This is as predictable as any eurodisco release on the market today. Yet competent musically and productionwise. Still, you can't get away with a lisping, partly tone-deaf singer just because you possess musical professionalism. As I see it, this is the synthpop genre's biggest problem throughout the years; we are overwhelmed with great soundscapes and sweeping and bleeping perfection, but the vocals seem to drown somewhere in between. German duo Forbidden Colours represents the typical German electropop sound, with dancy club attempts and more melancholic passages, although every bit of credibility building up initially in every song shatters as singer Rüdiger Haase makes his entrance.
Don't get me wrong, the guy can sing, just not in more than one tone range. This, and the fact that this album was scheduled for release years ago, makes it a bit dull, sadly. Or, if you will, average.