ALBUM ART OF FACT RELEASE: SEPTEMBER
3, 2002 REVIEW: AUGUST 20, 2002
around to music in your apartment is a good way to let off steam. I once
danced so hard my wristwatch broke loose and slammed into the wall, splitting
into small pieces on the floor. I won't delve deeper into this, except
I can tell you that this album made me jump around like mad once more,
although aware of the risks involved. Good thing my neighbours are on
vacation, because I cranked "Die Rein" up pretty loud too.
I had never heard of the band before, so when I put this disc into the
player I didn't know what to expect. The three Germans in Massiv in Mensch
make mainly instrumental EBM-techno, which might not sound that exciting
at first. Buy what separates this band from others though, is their sense
of melody, variation, and the fact that all songs are fast and furious
without relenting one bit. Every track on the album is a potential smashing
dance hit. This tends to bore me after a while, but in smaller doses this
album really delivers. Put any song on the PA system at your local club,
and my guess is that the dancefloor will fill up pretty damn quick.
is a very German band, with that country's famous precision built into
the music. They also have song titles such as "Maskulin" and
"Mein Erstes Bonbon", and German movie samples are floating
around all over the place. Unfortunately, I haven't heard their previous
efforts, but apparently this album is much more techno than before, so
if that isn't for you, you might want to hold off.