LIMITED DOUBLE ALBUM CYBERWARE, A DIFFERENT DRUM RELEASE: NOVEMBER, 2000 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 6,
latest in the line of talented Finnish synth based bands is Disco. Their
debut album "Alkeitä asioita", sung exclusively in their
mother tongue, was released last year and it proved once more that Finland
wants a piece of the electro cake.
Neuroactive, however, have been in the game for a couple of years now.
They are a schoolbook example of how a band can get better and better over
time. From quite cliché-drowned body on "Morphology",
via the more melodic "Phonic Trace" and its fairly interesting
compositions, to undoubtedly talented electro-techno-synthpop on their
last studio disc "Fiber-optic Rhythm".
"Neurology 1994-2000" is (you guessed it) a compilation of tracks,
but with the slight modifying aspect of only including new and hard-to-find
remixes. The first disc holds the newer songs, even giving us one brand
new piece, "As If We Didn't Know (Diffusion Mix)", and in my
opinion, also the best Neuroactive material so far. The older material
on the second disc is OK most of the time too, but lacks the edgy, more
experimental electronic sound found on the more recent releases.
A new Neuroactive album is in the works and this is a nice transportation
release while waiting. "Neurology 1994-2000", with its
22 tracks and two videos, is only printed in 1500 copies though, with
750 to be released in Europe and the remaining half in the US, so hurry!
There may still be time.