name Mind.in.a.box might sound like
a poor imitation of Cut.rate.box,
but this German debutant sounds different.
Dark, epic song structures and peculiar,
processed vocals mixed with techno
rhythms is what this is all about.
Some futurepop elements are included,
but this is not your standard fare.
I quite like the album, although it
has no real highs or lows, rather
it kind of stays in the middle ground
all the time, which is a shame. The
songs miss memorable hooks. I get
the feeling Mind.in.a.box would want
to have the hooks – at least
in some songs – and this means
that they have failed somewhat.