MISTRUST THE ANGELS
ALBUM MINUSWELT RELEASE: JUNE
6, 2002 REVIEW: JULY 4, 2002
is a release using quite a few of the possibilities of new technology.
First off, you can not play it on any computer, efficiently preventing
the vast and fast spreading market of CD copying. Secondly, the first
track, "Les Miroirs" is listed as track 00, meaning you have
to rewind as soon as you have started playing the CD if you want to hear
it. A hidden track at the beginning of the album, in other words. It's
no loss if you decide to ignore this particular track, though, as it is
an unnecessary ten minute fragmented piece, leaving me sighing repeatedly
over its redundancy.
Starting from track one, however, "Mistrust the Angels" is a
lot better. Better than "Love Kills!" on the whole, but with
fewer peaks. The single "Herzattacke" is definitely one of the
album's brighter moments, but most of the tracks have various degrees
of appeal above average. Ostermans's grunting vocals tend to bore me after
a while, but they are mixed with angelic female voices as well as intriguing
instrumental passages. Musically, "Mistrust the Angels" is similar
to the above mentioned "Love Kills!", maybe slightly more melodic
and more advanced technically.
In Strict Confidence fans will surely love the album, as will a number
of semi-fans hungry for a more coherent piece of songs. The next album
will probably be even better, as every release so far has surpassed its