ALBUM TSUNAMI RELEASE:
MAY 3, 2000 REVIEW: MAY 10, 2000
You tend to forget the acts like Silverstream when thinking about Swedish electronica. But among the quirky experimental projects, there are lots of techno craftsmen making functional dance music and classical trance according to the rules of the genre.
According to Silverstream's label, this solo male artist is influenced by Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream. His record should be considered psychedelic trance. Nothing seems more wrong. I hear no psychedelia among the beeps and beats of this stable and reserved collection of tracks, and neither can I find the cold, blue and artificial melody lines of Mr Jarre anywhere.
Apparently Silverstream has been DJ:ing and travelling around the world for a long time. He has come back with boring samples from science fiction movies and a bleak, uninspired set of beats. It is suitably danceable and fast, but lacks intensity and aggression altogether, and the soundscape is disturbingly clean and empty.