EP VAN RICHTER RELEASE: SUMMER,
2001 REVIEW: AUGUST 23, 2001
have always considered Girls Under Glass quite obscure and difficult. That
is, until I actually heard them. "When I Think About You" changed
all that in a few minutes. It may be one of the band's softer creations,
but it's still a functional showcase of their basic sound foundation.
Synthish rock'n'roll mixed with dark wave and a pinch of goth thrown in
for good measure. Emphasis is usually also put on quite clever, catchy
From what I gather, the rock flavoured Madonna cover "Frozen"
is the only real new track on this EP. There is an alternate version of
"Wings" on there as well, reworked by Bruno Kramm (Das Ich)
and a collaboration with Wolfsheim vocalist Peter Heppner, but I think
that's an old one as well. Three other tracks from their back-catalogue
are included, leaving me somewhat confused. One valid reason for doing
this would be to introduce the band to the US public, and I do think this
is the case. It does, however, decrease the attraction force of "Frozen"