BEST OF 1991-2001
BEST OF ALBUM GUPPY, UNIVERSAL RELEASE:
MAY 15, 2000 REVIEW: MAY 17, 2000
Alex Christensen deserves some credit for his involvement with one of the
best synthpop bands of the eighties and early nineties, Boytronic. On the
other hand, most of the tracks on this U 96 compilation is composed by
former Boytronic members Hayo Panarinfo and Helmut Hoinkis. Simple, dance
oriented, light techno with strong, but often stolen melody lines became the
hallmark of U96 after the first few good tracks ("Das Boot", "Love Sees No
Colour" and " I Wanna Be a Kennedy" etc). Not much to say about it really,
this is quite boring hit list techno/club music, no more and no less. But
when you can hear something stolen in almost every song, you may want to
question the development features of U 96.
I'd advice you to skip this release and await new Boytronic material, due
out later this year.