TIME TO SPEAK
ALBUM A DIFFERENT DRUM RELEASE:
JULY, 2001 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 3, 2001
now and then they surface. The projects that put out audio which leaves
you all warm and cosy inside. It's been a while since I heard such retro
embraced, analogue synthpop for the 21st century.
Wave in Head, a German one man band, makes me believe in a bright future
for exclusively electronic pop music. I can live with the fact that "Time
to Speak" staggers a bit towards the end, when the peaks are many
and fantastic sounding. "Zeit zu leben", the opening track,
sets the pace for the whole album, with skittering bass lines, well balanced
bleeps, a catchy sing-along chorus and fancy, synth styled vocals.
"Time to Speak" is no synthpop revolution, but it helps in keeping
the faith of evolution alive.