ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: JUNE
7, 2002 REVIEW: JULY 3, 2002
was somewhat intrigued to hear this new work by O Müller, as his
debut as Cyber Axis back in 1994 impressed me. "Futura" is highly
polished with the breakdowns and incessant percussive work complimenting
the solid programming nicely. Müller's vocals are quite... how shall
we say, similar to those of Dennis Ostermann of In Strict Confidence and
as a matter of course, the precise manner in which this album is executed
really reminds me of ISC's "Love Kills!".
enough overviewing, how does it sound when dissected track by track? I'll
tell you what, after four or five songs, all the high-tech tricks and
seamless electronics begin to numb one's mind. It might be that I've little
use for this style any more as it gets lumped as "pop" music
now instead of what it really is: techno music with catchy hooks. None
of the songs go on past where they should and I am very appreciative to
Megadump for not falling into the trap of so many other bands of feeling
obligated to barrage a person with an endless stream of six-minute plus
tracks (Front Line Assembly is very guilty of this). There are no long
drawn out intro parts in any of these songs either, thankfully.
are quite competent players in the field of electro but I do wish they
would have done more to break out of the shell which is "future pop";
implied by the title of this record. The anger is there, the relentless
analogue basslines are there, there's even a bloody ballad but damnit
all.... there is nothing new here.