ALBUM A DIFFERENT DRUM RELEASE:
MAY, 2003 REVIEW: JUNE 5, 2003
is one of those reviews where my specific taste is given room to fully
blossom. I just love Syrian's type of synthpop/techno/trance combo and
the way the singer varies his vocal style. Now, he is not particularly
strong but his low-key presence adds to the whole of the Syrian concept.
The theme is technology in general and space in particular and it may
sound corny, but I find some of the lyrics quite clever.
Italians Syrian used to be a goth rock band but changed style completely
as they wanted to focus more on the dance side of electronic music. Their
first single release off "De-Synchronized", called "No
Atmosphere", absolutely floored me with its irresistibly cool chorus
and club tainted basics. The album is not all about fast tempo, though,
a fact proven beautifully by the title track where the band plays with
mid tempo surroundings and a laid back feeling. The continues to explore
the richness of otherworldly themes all the way to the end, leaving me,
and hopefully fans of synthpop, techno and trance/dance as well, utterly
satisfied. With an even stronger voice and a tighter production "De-Synchronized"
would have made me dizzy. Now I just can't stop dancing.