ALBUM DEPENDENT RELEASE: APRIL
8, 2002 REVIEW: MAY 29, 2002
is always interesting to hear a band's debut album. This is because in
many cases it is made up out of both old and new material, being lumped
together trying to form a cohesive piece. I do not know if that is the
case here, but the songs contained on this album do vary a lot, both in
quality and style.
I think we can put Ivory Frequency in the future pop genre, but there
is more to them than that. Some tracks are techno instrumentals, others
some kind of slow paced ambient drum'n'bass, and yet others more pop with
hints of Project Pitchfork.
What makes this even more interesting is the fact that it is a Greek group,
consisting of two members called George Robos and Vaso C. We have not
seen too many electronic bands from there, I can tell you.
So, on paper this seems like a done deal, right? Unfortunately not.
Some tracks do not seem to have sufficient focus or ideas, while others
suffer from using all too familiar sounds. The future pop genre is getting
overcrowded quicker than an ant-hill with a stick in it, and this always
makes me wonder why artists do not take the opportunity to at least use
some original sounds. Anyway, this album is definitely worth a couple
of listens, and some tracks will go down well on your local dance floor.
Do not expect to get goosebumps just by hearing it though.