was very impressed with Swedish synthpop act Joyce (and later Joyce Inc.)
when I first heard them. A few of the tracks off their early demos are
truly fantastic and I sincerely hope they will recycle some of those gems
on their upcoming album as Raindancer. The reason behind the name switch
was the band's wishes to move more towards dance and euro sounds, a undisputable
fact on, for example, the new EP "Sleepless". The title track
is very dance flavoured with a skittering melody line to start things
off. While old, it's still good enough to deserve wide spread attention.
What sets Raindancer apart from the anonymous euro techno scene is the
use of real vocals and a different approach in song writing. Erik Skalin
and Thomas Sandberg have said their aim is to combine the energy and tempo
from the club dance music with classic synthpop; something which also
shows on this first officially released disc.