ALBUM SYNTHETIC SYMPHONY RELEASE:
SEPTEMBER 15, 2002 REVIEW: DECEMBER 10, 2002
me just start by saying how undescribably happy I am that Melotron found
their way back to their origin of surprising variation and superb song
writing. "Weltfrieden" is in a way a natural evolution from
"Mörderwerk" and luckily lacks much of the stale, over
produced aura that plagued parts of "Fortschritt". Ideas (some
of them still from And One...) flow freely and the basic emotions seem
more spontaneous again.
The opener "Welt du bist so still", in all its fantastic synthpop
glory, still made me think about "Fortschritt", its best track
"Du bist es nicht wert" and how disappointed I was with the
rest of that album. "Weltfrieden", though, just keeps me smiling,
transmitting almost orgasmic sensations here and there. Following the
flawless "Welt du bist so still" is the single track "Gib
mir alles", an equally good song, but with its EBM-ish foundation,
significantly different. Melotron then return to their emotional side
with "Wach auf", only to dive back into Nitzer Ebb-like sounds
in "Wir sind!!!". It is overwhelmingly impressive to hear the
trio so effectively and care free handling different styles. The path
to a perfect grade of ten looks free of obstacles when marvellous tracks
like "Folge mir ins Licht" (with guest vocals from Julia Beyer
of Technoir, single release in January) and "Lillienthal's Traum"
(a slow, beautiful synthpop cover of an old Reinhard Mey song) flow through
There is a somewhat redundant instrumental on the album, as well as the
electroclash influenced "Ich tanz' die Welt für dich",
which wasn't my cup of tea, mainly because of the boring vocoder vocals.
"Weltfrieden" also sports two tracks from the "Brüder"
EP, the title track and my personal Melotron favourite "Wohin?"
and in the end, all things considered, I must argue that Melotron have
succeeded in creating something worthy of a strong nine grade. Germany's
finest electropop right now, no doubt.