ALBUM CALYX RELEASE: SEPTEMBER,
2000 REVIEW: JANUARY 25, 2001
is a small label with small resources,
yet they seem to have tied some of the best German synthpop talents to
the label. Condition One, Mad M and Page of Quire are all well above average
in this particular field of music.
Page of Quire's first real album, "Headwind", mixes common synthpop
ingredients with some unexpected twists, one of them being the use of
sampled, distorted guitars in a couple of songs. Another is acceptable
vocals. While "Headwind" is in no way revolutionary, it holds
a number of very nice tunes, including "Forget to Breathe",
"Heart for Sale" and the soulful instrumental "Fatal Desire".
Also: on the album is a cover of an old Italio classic, Den Harrow's "Don't
Break My Heart", which is in fact more interesting to hear than cover
versions of any Depeche Mode track.
Page of Quire is, in closing, a common synthpop band, but with stronger
songs than you're used to. A very welcomed indication in a somewhat weakening