Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
David Diebold's Second CD Album Techno-Pop World
Marco Casarrubias | Long Beach, CA United States | 01/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"David Diebold is a unique artist whom can change his musical talent based on the times and trends. I favor his first CD album "Sex Technology" released by Megatone Records in 1990, it is awsome High Energy Disco. If you like dance music this album should fit nicely in your collection. This CD was released in 1992 in the peak of Techno Dance Music, so most of the tracks are pure bass pounding techno tunes. The first track "Where is god?" is a mixture of Energy and Techno that asks the question as stated in the track name, great possibly since several of his close friends were being lost due to AIDS. Can be played loudly and enjoyed, no dark moments-just part of a prayer "Our Father..." at the time it seemed quite hard core. The second song "Pop Muzik" is a Techno Style Remake of the New Wave/Disco/Dance Hit (yes it was very hard to catagorize that song since it made it in both New Wave and Disco dance charts including compilations). Very catchy and one really nice remake not like others that try to duplicate. The 3rd track "White Rabbbit" is a remake of a remake. "White Rabbit" was released in the 1960's (or was it early 70's-not sure) but Dibold created a High Energy Dance hit with it with his remake, well this time he remade his remake... Techno Style. Now this is the only song that I say leave well enough alone, I really loved the remake but after several re-remixes and megamixes... now techno, I'm quite full. The song does sound really good but I prefer the High Energy version. The next track 4 "Pop Goddess" is totally hard core Techno Dance, for those of you wanting to blast something erotic and with flare this track is for you. I could even see this song being played in local radio stations today since this song may be considered tamed by today standards. Track 5 is the biggest hit in this collection "We are not what we seem" the Techno Mix has some Sylvester samples and really great pounding bass lines, again, I prefer the High Energy version which is included in this CD as track number 9. This is one of Diebold's best songs that everyone can relate, at times rather kinky, yet catchy and hard. Track 9 "Take me to the bridge" is song by a female (there is no credit on the CD) but I believe it is JO-CAROL not Kim Cataluna. This song is classic High Energy which are the roots of Diebold (DJs never called him David Diebold, just plan DIEBOLD)-This is where Diebold really shines. Track 7 "Spirit Moves You" is more classic Disco to Hardcore Disco than Techno or High Energy, but a dance tune non-the-less. This is one rare song where Diebold almost raps rather than sing. Good Harmony with a nice Hook. Track 8 is a bonus cut "White Rabbit" Original 12" Mix, if you are a Diebold fan or a dance music fan then this is the song missing from your collection my 2nd favorite song on this CD. Track 9 a Bonus Cut "We are not what we seem" the HIGH ENERGY version in full 12" lengh is worth the money of this CD alone... hands down. Very rare and hard to find this is the best Diebold song ever and is the only song on this CD that has structured lyrics.
Tragic as can be, we lost Diebold in his prime to AIDS. One can only wonder what wonderful music would have came from this talented man. All I can say is Patrick Cowley, Sylvester and Diebold are still making everyone dance.... here and beyond."