GREAT INDUSTRIAL LOVE AFFAIRS
ALBUM FLATLINE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER
9, 2001 REVIEW: DECEMBER 4, 2001
always prolific Daniel Myer from Haujobb is at it again. This time together
with Victoria Lloyd from Claire Voyant and Dennis Osterman from In Strict
Confidence. The aim is to make accessible songs you can dance to.
There are some ups and downs on
this somewhat uneven album. The worst tracks are unfortunately those where
Myer sings without effects. He sounded bad on Haujobb's "Polarity", and
he sounds bad here as well. He should get some
vocal counselling. You should not fret however, he only sings on
two or three songs, with the other vocalists taking the helm elsewhere.
I'm personally most fond of the tracks with Victoria Lloyd. She has a lovely
There are 14 tracks, most of them diverse. You will find everything from harsh
EBM to dreamy and atmospheric techno. You can identify
the special Myer sound and his quirky melodies throughout the disc.
There are almost always fillers to be found on a record with so many tracks. Some, but not too many tunes just wander along aimlessly, with no
apparent focus or variation. Notable exceptions are the beautiful ethno
smash "Return", with emotional wailings from Victoria Lloyd, the storming
and totally wild EBM piece "Turn to Stone", and the upbeat instrumental
"Information". With today's popularity of hard hitting techno
with female vocals, I hope to see some of Daniel Myer's tracks played in the
clubs, and the best songs here just might do the trick.
By the way, for
no apparent reason this album is called "Voices in the Night"