The reaction at live appearances or friendly advisors have probably made the band realize their selling points. At any rate the guitars and percussion setting of their prime is back on "Super Ready/Fragmente", and the sound is just a tad bit too familiar. It is very much "like The Young Gods", but less inventive and less vital, as if this was in fact another band skillfully imitating their style.
It's all really quite okay: the melancholic streak on "Stay with Us" with its psychedelic vocoder delivered lyrics, the powerful crescendo of searing guitars on "Everythere". Yet in the overwhelming competition of "L'eau Rouge" et al, I know all too well that this CD will remain more or less untouched in its case after this review.