ALBUM SILENT BEING RELEASE:
SEPTEMBER, 2003 REVIEW: OCTOBER 20, 2003
Danes are, much like the Norwegians, on the rise within the electronic
music realm. Geared mostly towards the current retro flair, bands like
Superheroes have increased their fanbase significantly in recent years.
Acts like Intricated, though, do not surface as often. They will undeniably
be compared to Depeche Mode, but what they have done with "A:void"
is truly unique. This is a gloomy journey through painful love and a general
fear of life.
Each of the tracks could easily be labeled epics as they all have different
phases and more often than not clock in at well over six minutes. Intelligent
electronic pop, heaviely fueled by darkwave in the musical foundation.
The vocals have a more typical synthpop feel to them (when they do appear),
not far from De/Vision's Steffen Keth or Camouflage's Marcus Meyn. Intricated
does not follow patented pop formulas along the lines of verse-chorus-verse-chorus,
they engage more in contemplative moods, aching for answers to hopeless
questions through beautiful dreamlike sounds.
Rarely have I been so emotionally charged and drained at the same time
after an album as I was after "A:void". Give this a try, but
be sure to keep a life vest within reach.