LES CHANSONS NEUROTIQUES
ALBUM STRANGE WAYS RELEASE:
JULY 15, 2002 REVIEW: JULY 16, 2002
there is a way to efficiently combine future pop, more straight forward
sounding EBM and fantastic vocals. It's called Neuroticfish.
"Les Chansons Neurotiques", the heavily delayed second album
by sole member Sascha Mario Klein, is devastatingly dangerous to play
in your car stereo. I found myself going just a little (OK, maybe quite
a lot)) over the speed limit a couple of times during kick ass tracks
like "Wake Me Up!", "Reinvent the Pain", "It's
Not Me" and "Prostitute". The energy! Man, oh man!
It's impossible to pinpoint what Neuroticfish does better than other genre
bands, but I think it's the above mentioned combination of elements paired
with strong song material straight through. It is also a matter of Sascha
making use of his superior vocal chords, leaving most of his fellow front
The only real ballad on the album, "Inverse", is, in spite of
the instant appeal of all the bouncing club stompers, a welcomed, and
by all means beautiful, break. Neuroticfish showed on "No Instruments",
the debut, that he had an exciting style of his own and it has developed
significantly into the contagious sound on "Les Chansons Neurotiques".
Go get it, neurotic or not.